Lahey's Olive Loaf with Green Olives
This one was made for Leah and Paul who visited this mother's day. I was basically just showing them how to make Lahey's recipes, how easy it is, so they can do it for themselves when they get home. For this loaf, I even used the Bread Flour that Lahey calls for (something I don't even always have on hand). The olives had pimentos in them. They made a nice colourful loaf. Sort of Christmasy. I won't have a crumb shot of this loaf, because they are taking it home with them.
Notes to Myself:
- Not everyone likes bran on their crust. This loaf uses cracked wheat. What other substance can you use for an olive loaf, that would survive the wrapping with the couche?
- If you had something wet for the crust/dough surface -- something like tomato sauce -- how would you proof the dough? Is there a way to do it without a couche, that would still work? How about proofing in a small casserole dish and baking it within another larger casserole dish?