Green Olive foccaccia bread

This is a simple, but delicious foccaccia bread.  I really wanted a warm bread yesterday and decided to make my favorite bread, a yummy green olive foccaccia, it only takes 30 minutes to rise so you don’t have to wait hours just to have a piece of bread.

 

GREEN OLIVE FOCCACCIA BREAD – 1 large round bread

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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • good grind black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green olives cut in half
  • 1 tbsp hemp powder (optional)

Directions

In a small bowl mix the yeast and water together and let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.

In a large bowl stir together the flour, salt, basil, oregano, marjoram, black pepper, hemp powder and minced garlic.  Mix in the maple syrup, 1 tbsp olive oil and the yeast mixture until well combined. If its to dry add a little more water if to wet add a little more flour.  Knead the dough in the bowl for 5 minutes, place the dough in the greased bowl and let sit in a warm spot covered for 30 minutes.  

Preheat the oven to 392F

Punch down the dough and pat into a 1/2 inch thick circle. Brush the remaining olive oil over top and make indents with your finger.  Place the olives in the indents and spread the shallots evenly over the foccaccia.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm.

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