October 03, 2013

Lønnestræde´s Olive bread for Tea Time Treats

Lønnestræde´s Olive Bread

I am submitting this recipe on Lønnestræde´s olive bread into the amazing monthly blogging event called "Tea Time Treats" being managed  Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked. And for October Kate has selected BREAD as the theme.

Bread is such a great topic being Danish, as many Danes actually like to bake their own bread (either white version like this one or rye bread from sour dough).

I knew at once, that I would like to share this recipe on olive bread with this virtual tea table, as I am actually quiet prod myself being able to bake such a tasteful bread with a nice crumb structure. Besides this typical white bread, I am also planning to bake a traditional Danish rye bread for this blogging event perhaps working with a sour dough !!! This is be a challenge for me, as I have never tried to bake with sour dough before hand, so cross your finger for me :-)

When I started to work with the dough after night resting, Hannibal the Cat turned into a "bread dough monster", jumping on to the kitchen table, licking the table from any leftovers of dough followed by rolling his entire body on the kitchen table. He is a strange cat !!!!

Lønnestræde´s Olive Bread:
  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 350 g water
  • 10 g yeast (cold resting) otherwise 20 g
  • 10 g salt
  • 30 (black) olives - stone removed and minced
  • Hannibal the Cat looking for leftovers of the dough
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Grate the yeast into the flour.
  2. Add salt, water and olive oil to the flour.
  3. Knead the dough well - I knead for 10 minutes.
  4. After kneading add the minced olives into the dough.
  5. Let the dough rest night over or for 1 hours at room temperature.
  6. De-gas the dough.
  7. Let the dough rest at room temperature for 1 hour, if it has been night over resting.
  8. Add plenty of flour into a raising basket.
  9. Place the dough in the raising basket and let in raise at room temperature for 45 minutes.
  10. Heat the oven to 250'C.
  11. Place the dough on a baking tray covered with baking paper, turning the raising basket up-side-down.
  12. Place the dough in the lower part of the oven - turn down the temperature to 210'C (conventional oven).
  13. Let the bread bake for 25-30 minutes.
  14. Let the bread cool down.
Hannibal the Cat resting on warm floor in the shower together with the doughs


  1. This Olive Bread looks good- we have a young Danish girl staying with my daughter at the moment and she is always looking for "good" bread.

    1. Hi Magnolia,

      thank you for your comment :-) The bread both looks and tastes great.


  2. I love the picture of your cat enjoying the leftovers! Thank you Kiki for entering a lovely loaf!

    1. Yes, Hannibal the Cat is the local photo star around here :-)


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