12 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 ounces warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 black olives, stoned and quartered
1. In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, yeast and thyme. Make a well in center and add water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
2. Mix to a dough consistency and knead for 10 minutes. Place the dough in a large oiled plastic bag. Seal and leave in a warm place for one hour or until doubled.
3. Turn out the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly. Flatten with your hands. Sprinkle over the olives and knead in top. Shape dough into a long oval and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise for 45 minutes.
4. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Drizzle over remaining oil. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.
Yields: 1 loaf