Olive oil bread dipping is becoming more and more popular. Bread dipping dishes were designed to dip bread in olive oil for a unique healthy appetizer.
- Four cups all purpose flour
- One half cup lukewarm water
- One half teaspoon sea salt
- One tablespoon fresh or one and one half teaspoon active dry yeast
- Three quarter Gaeta Mediterranean olives
- Three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Two thirds cup water
Fill a small bowl with the warm water. Then gently pour the yeast in and let it soak for five minutes and then stir well until dissolved. Take out another mixing bowl and combine the flour. Add the salt and then pour the yeast mixture in the flour bowl. Add water and stir until soft dough. Pour out on a flat work surface that is powdered with flour and knead the dough for ten minutes. Roll the dough into a ball and pour olive oil in a bowl and place the dough in it, saturating it. Cover with plastic and let it sit for one and a half hours.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and punch down the dough. Spread the dough out into a thick square shape on a flat surface and then cover with plastic. Keep covered for ten minutes and then remove the plastic and roll out in to a 20 inch by 8 inch rectangle. Sprinkle olives in the dough and then roll the dough up. Place the dough on an oiled baking sheet and meet the two ends of the dough together and seal, forming a ring. Cover again with plastic and let sit for 30 minutes so that it becomes soft and moist. Bake for 35 minutes and then let cool for 20 minutes. Serve with olive oil dipping dishes and dip in olive oil.