Olive Without You Bread

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Courtesy of Kim Mahair from her upcoming The Breakup Cookbook

Olive Without You Bread

¼ oz Active Dry Yeast

3 Cups Warm Water

6 Cups Flour

1 Cup Kalamata Olives, cut in half

½ Cup Pine Nuts

Rosemary  Salt

3 Sprigs of Rosemary

1 Tablespoon Raw Sugar

Combine ¼ oz of active dry yeast with 3 cups warm water and raw sugar. Set aside for about 15 minutes. In a large bowl combine 5 cups flour and 3 pinches of salt.

Pour in the yeast water and mix until you can start kneading the dough. The great thing about this recipe is you don't have to knead a lot. That’s right. You don’t knead ANYTHING from ANYONE. GOING TO DO YOU AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE IN SPITE OF THEM!!!

Okay. Pull yourself together and begin folding in about 3 pinches of rosemary as well as the olives and pine nuts.  Shape the dough into a ball, cover with a cotton towel and let rise for a minimum of 2 hours.

Bake at 450 degrees in an oiled oven safe pot or cast iron skillet for about 30 minutes. If the bread starts to brown on the outside too quickly use a piece of aluminum foil to create a tent and shield it the way you wish you would  have shielded your vulnerability. Fill another oven safe dish with water and have it in the oven during the preheat as well as during the duration of the bread baking. Once the bread is finished remove for cooling on a wire rack and tear into it like a heartbroken monster.