Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Green Olive-Thyme Loaf

Another night. Another breadless morning tomorrow...unless I bake something to put under their ham and cheese in their lunchboxes. I decided to make a green olive-thyme round with some lemon olive oil. Can you tell that I'm quite smitten with my We Olive lemon olive oil? Maybe I should have gotten all three bottles' worth of that!

3 C all-purpose flour
1 T active dry yeast
1 t freshly ground pink Himalaya salt
1 C warm water
¼ C lemon olive oil
1 C green olives
2 springs of fresh thyme

Place the water in a large mixing bowl. Float the yeast on top and allow it to bloom for about 5 minutes. Add the flour, salt, and olive oil and mix until a ball forms. Knead in green olives and leaves from the thyme sprigs.

Shape the dough into a flat round, adding only enough flour to allow you to handle the dough. Cover it and let it rise in the warmest place in your kitchen while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Let it rise as long as you can. Brush the loaf with water, sprinkle it with coarse salt and herbs if you like, drizzle with some more olive oil and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the bread is golden brown and feels hollow when you tap it.


  1. This sounds addictive...I love the combo of green olives, thyme, and lemon (!) olive oil. I could probably eat this all in one sitting. Thanks for adding it to the BYOB bread basket this month, Camilla.

  2. Oy my typing and spelling skills this morning. What I wanted to say is - I am really really wanting to taste the lemon olive oil and your loaf of bread. I am so curious just how lemony it is! Delicious. Thank you for sharing this with BYOB.


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