Sweet Cooking

Olive Love

In Bread, Savory Baked Goods on April 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I love kalamata olives.

Since I moved to New York, I’ve learned to love olives. We eat at Italian restaurants a lot, and I LOVE it when there are olives and fresh bread on the table. It’s kind of like the chips and salsa of Italy. I purchased these olives at Whole Foods and have had them in the refrigerator for a while. I decided to use some of them in a Cooking Light recipe called “Kalamata Olive Bread with Oregano.” I have never made olive bread before, but it’s a snap.

Chop the onion and cook them for a few minutes. Combine the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients, fold in the olives, oregano and onions. All of that combined makes this….

Bake this dough in a bread pan for 40 minutes at 350°.

The recipe suggests serving this with a Mediterranean inspired meal or simply spreading a little butter on it. I am going to dip mine in a high quality olive oil. Have you ever been olive oil tasting? It’s fascinating! I had the opportunity to visit We Olive in Paso Robles, California at the end of last year. They have hundreds of olive oils. You can taste many of them, and the difference between oils is very clear. We bought Pasolivo because it was a souvenir from Paso Robles – great wine (and olive) town!

Made from olives in Paso Robles, California

This is how the bread turned out. I had a little bite right out of the oven, and it doesn’t need any butter or oil! It’s moist and delicious.

Kalamata Olive Bread with Oregano

  1. would you and Dan consider opening a deli/restaurant in Alex. City / Lake Martin?

  2. of course not

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