Monday, September 13, 2010

Baked on Monday - Olive and Rosemary mini breads


Ahh, Mondays. They do show up rather magically, don't they? Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

It's really feeling like Autumn these days, so I thought this bread would be perfect for the rapidly fading summer, and fast approaching Autumn (fave season!).

Olive and Rosemary Mini Breads - makes 8 loaves.

2 teaspoons dry active yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup lukewarm milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup kalamata olives broken up into pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons rosemary sprigs
olive oil for brushing

Place the yeast, sugar and lukewarm milk in a bowl and mix to combine. Make sure the milk is no warmer than lukewarm. Set aside for about 10 minutes or until bubbles form on surface.
Place flour, salt, yeast mixture and oil in a bowl and mix until a nice smooth dough forms. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Next, knead in the olives and rosemary until blended in. You may need to add a bit more flour as the olives will add some wetness to the dough.



Divide dough into 8 even pieces and place in greased 1/2 loaf tins. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm spot for about 45 minutes, or until dough has doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350f/180c. Brush tops with olive oil and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden in colour. Delicious.





That's it for today. Have a good Monday everyone!

34 comments:

Gigi said...

These are perfect! I will definitely be baking them. I love of the olives studding the loaves like jewels. Thanks for the recipe, Janis!

the chirpy bird said...

Oh I'll definitely be trying this one out! Olive and rosemary is one of my fav combinations.
xo tash

Flo said...

They look so great... Olives et Romarin ! And your photo so great... I'm always emervellous... (it's the good word ?) Miam... Hungry !

christine, just bella said...

I just love your 'baked on Mondays'! Nothing better than starting off your week with the virtual smell of fresh bread. These look SO good!

Caroline D. said...

your home must have smelled sooo good. rob's a lucky man! this weather does make me want to bake bread...i need some time off.

lisaroyhandbags said...

mmmm I can just smell it! these would be so cute to serve when having people over for dinner! :)

Gina said...

These look amazing.
You photograph so beautifully, it makes me really want to try this recipe.

I'm pretty sure it won't come out as pretty as yours though ;)

<3 gina

Lady Grey said...

these are little works of art! They're almost too pretty to eat!

the chirpy bird said...

Well I'd love to meet you! Think I'm going to be around for about two weeks! Let's try squeeze a meet up in :)
xo tash

the southern hostess said...

These are adorable!

DragonflyLanternshop said...

Yum!! They look so cute too :-)

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Mmmm, this bread looks delicious! What a perfect luxurious treat to pair with any pasta dish. I can't wait to try this soon. Your recipes are so good, and the photos are beautiful!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Yummy, I'll try this for sure, love your pictures

Jaclyn said...

how great are your photos? love the mini loaf!

Martina said...

They look delicious, these Mini-loafs, perfect for a lovely fall table setting! It's really autumn here as well, too soon for my taste, but then - yes, it does have nice things in store. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

mise said...

So cute and appealing, with that upmarket restaurant touch. Whenever a house next door to yours comes up for sale, do let me know. I'll buy it and call round every Monday, for no particular reason. Just to be friendly. Yes, that's all.

Chuzai Living said...

I came to you through Blogging Your Way. What a beautiful post! I love your photos and recipe! I should try your bread. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to baking, but the bread looks very appetizing in your photo. Kaho

{little.happy.things} said...

They look so pretty, made me almost want to hang them at home, like paintings!

Fräulein Klein said...

I love rosemary and my daughter love olives!
So, I have to translate your recipe in german, and then I must bake this lovely little breads!!!!!!
Your photos are great!
Have a nice day,
Hugs, Yvonne

Johanna said...

Oh I can just imagine what these would taste like with olive oil and balsamic vinegar!
This has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations.
Beautiful photos!

jackie kersh said...

wow. every week these get yummier and yummier...

Amanda said...

These look delicious! Gorgeous photos too. Have just discovered you via the BYW course. Enjoy the rest of your week :)

kitty said...

Good job Janis! Yeast breads are tough! I recall making some hot cross buns from scratch in 2005 and there were numerous rising, kneading, folding in fruit, rising... they eventually rose. Taste was good too, not great though.
The citrus fruit factor was challenging as my buns were kinda tough (wish my buns were tough but actually kinda soft -hahah). Anyway, your bread looks great and i love rosemary. nice one again Janis. xo

Johanna Lindsay said...

Stop it. These look amazing and I'm not only talking about your photograph. Yum.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oooohhhh..they really are beautiful...i will be making these...would be wonderful in the evening with wine and cheese

beautiful photography..as always

sending love,
kary and teddy

Cristina said...

oh my gosh, they look perfect... and tasty. I must get hold of some of those mini moulds... must must... on Friday a friend is leaving the office and we are cooking for everyone to celebrate her new adventures... these would be simply perfect! Thanx

Stacey said...

Freshly baked bread made into perfectly tiny loaves, adorable.

Maria said...

Oh yum! I'm going to print this recipe and try and make it...sounds absolutely divine. And thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it! xx

fatfatsheep said...

Love the little breads, bread matters... ; )
And great pictures! Yum!

Ari said...

great!!! love the mini-version

Anonymous said...

What temp do you bake these at?

Pinecone Camp said...

Anonymous, sorry about that! Bake at 350f/180c.

Deborah said...

What size mini bread tins did you use?

Pinecone Camp said...

Deborah, they're 2.5"x4.5"x1.5".