4 cups of all purpose flour
1 package of dried yeast or about a 2" cube of fresh
1 1/2 to 2 cups of water
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
mix the yeast sugar and 1/2 the water together and leave for a few minutes until some bubbles start to form, this shows that the yeast is alive.
Place the flour and the yeast mixture along with the olive oil and salt in to a food processer.
|Ready to process|
The dough will be all in one lump and quite soft. Turn in to a bowl which has olive oil smeared on it, cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise until it is about doubled.
|Waiting to rise|
|Now it is double|
Turn on the oven to 400 and let the bread rise while it warms up.
|Ready for the oven|
Cut in to chunks and serve with a good olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. I have some lemon olive oil that I bought in the restaurant on the Amalfi Coast that had the wonderful pizza, So I am going to serve that for my Christmas party. These are the things that really make me happy.
|This one has fresh rosemary pushed in to it.|