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Kalamata Country Loaf


The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle



  • 350g White Bread Flour
  • 100g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 100g Bread Starter
  • 5ml Salt
  • 1tsp. Sugar
  • 300ml Luke Warm Water
  • 100g Kalamata Olives
  • 30g Butter

Bread Starter:

  • 200g Bread Flour
  • 200ml Water
  • 10g Yeast
  • 5ml Sugar
  • 500g Flour
  • 500g Water

Preparation method


  • Preheat oven to 220’C
  • Mix dry ingredients and starter
  • Add liquid to dry ingredients.
  • Mix until dough is soft.
  • Knead and fold in chopped olives.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and allow to rise in a warm spot.
  • Knock down, shape into a ball on same tray the bread will be baked on.
  • Bake at 220C for 40 mins until golden and crisp
  • Pour ½ cup of hot water in the oven to generate stream

Bread Starter:

  • Mix the first four ingredients
  • Allow to sit for 24 hours
  • Remove half the dough and replace with 100g flour and 100ml water
  • Repeat for 5 days