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Spicy Olive Bread

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup olives patted dry, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/8 cup water (9 oz) room temperature, you might need as much as 1 1/3, which is close to 11 oz
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prep dough and let rise in greased bowl until doubled, 1 1/2 - 2 hours
  • Deflate dough, press into round and shape into a ball.
  • Place into greased or parchment lined Dutch oven. Let rise another 30 mins - 1 hr. Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Bake covered in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid, reduce temperature to 375° and bake until golden. 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before serving.

Notes

Slightly adapted from Bread Illustrated.