Red Onion and Olive Bread
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g each brown and white strong plain flour
1 tsp fast acting dried yeast
pinch of salt
1 tbsp granulated sugar
150 ml hand-held hot water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, peeled halved and sliced
25 g green or black olives (or a mixture), stoned
sea salt for sprinkling on top
flours, yeast, salt and sugar in a large bowl and
make a well in the centre. Pour in the water and mix
to a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes on a floured
surface until smooth.
in lightly oiled bowl covered with cling film and
leave for 30 minutes until the dough has doubled in
size and springs back when gently pressed with a finger.
heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for
4 - 5 minutes, on a medium heat, until softened but
not browned. After the bread has risen add the onion
and olives into the bread, along with any oil in the
pan and knead until it is evenly mixed through.
the bread into a round shape and flatten gently. Place
on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover and leave
to rise for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with a little sea
for 30 - 40 minutes in a preheated 230°C / Gas
Mark 8 until the base makes a hollow sound when lifted
from the tray and gently tapped. Allow to cool.
or tear into 4 - 6 pieces to serve.
basic bread works equally well with a variety of other
fillings. Try kneading in dates and walnuts, courgettes
lightly fried and grated hard cheese.
the bread filled with Italian ham, sunblushed tomatoes,
mozzarella cheese, houmous, pesto, roasted peppers.