Sunday, March 16, 2014

King Arthur's Rustic Olive Flatbread (vegan friendly)

Jill and I both love baking bread and we both love olives, so we decided to try this King Arthur recipe that combines both. Heads up--this recipe uses certain King Arthur products that you'd have to order if you wanted to try the recipe exactly as written. One item is a flavored flour that contains herbs and dried olives. You can get around using it by adding extra all-purpose flour and herbs of your choice. Maybe a little herbs de provence? You could also add some finely chopped kalamata olives but don't add too many or the dough will be too heavy and wet. Maybe add a bit of extra yeast if you use olives. For the milk powder I just use powdered soy milk which I always keep on hand. The KA Easy-Roll Dough Improver is not a necessity but I ordered some and used it because I was curious to see what it did. The dough was super easy to work with and did not pull back on itself. I don't know if that was because of the dough improver or not. I still have to play around with it to see if it works.

The bread was delicious--crusty and chewy. The herbs were not overpowering and the dried olives actually tasted good. It's a recipe that I'd definitely make again though next time I will add some chopped kalamata olives.

Please check out Jill's blog to see her version of the bread.

Here's the link to the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Your bread looks great! I forgot that the recipe called for the dough improver too - I skipped adding that but it worked out OK. Thanks for suggesting this and baking with me!