Med-style Loaf

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Med-style Loaf
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation
ready in 4 h. 10 min.
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Ingredients

for
1
Ingredients
4 ½ cups white Bread flour
Bread flour (for dusting)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 ⅔ cups warm water
½ cup pitted black olives (sliced)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
olive oilsugarsalt

Preparation steps

1.
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large mixing bowl, then work the olive oil in. Add the warm water steadily until you can form a fairly sticky dough.
2.
Add a little more water if it is too stiff, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
3.
Place in a large, clean mixing bowl and cover with clingfilm. Leave to rise in a warm place (an airing cupboard for example) for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
4.
Grease a large baking tray. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knock it back and knead again with a tablespoon of the sliced olives for 3-4 minutes until smooth and elastic.
5.
Shape into an oval and place on the baking tray. Cover loosely with an oiled piece of clingfilm and leave to rise again for 30-40 minutes.
6.
Pre-heat the oven to 220°C | 425F | gas 7.
7.
Make slashes in the top of the loaf and stud with the remaining olives. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and risen.
8.
Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack. Slice and serve.