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Olive Oil and Herbes de Provence Bread

Olive Oil and Herbes de Provence Bread
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Ingredients

1
tsp sugar
1
envelopes yeast
1
cup lukewarm water
¼
cup olive oil
1
tsp salt
2-½
cups flour, more if needed
1
Tbsp herbes de provence
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Directions

Step 1

Stir the sugar and yeast into the water, and set aside for 10 minutes to dissolve. Put the olive oil and salt in a large mixing bowl, and add the yeast mixture. Beat in 1-1/2 cups/285 g of the flour, until smooth, along with the herbs. Now work in the remaining cup/125 g flour, turning it onto the countertop to knead, until you have smooth, springy dough, 10 to 15 minutes. Cover with a tea towel and set in a warm place to rise to double, about 45 minutes.

Step 2

Punch the dough down and shape into a loaf. Let rise again 30 minutes (or not), and bake at 400ºF/200ºC for 25 minutes until done. Let the bread cool a little before slicing to serve.

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