Olive Bread – Traditional Greek Recipe

The complexity of a recipe: middle
Cooking time: 90 min
Portions: 4

Ingredients:
– 1kg flour for all purposes
– 2 ½ cups of warm water
– 50g yeast
– 20 Korvel Kalamata and Green Pitted Olives sliced
– 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves chopped
– 1 tsp sugar
– 3 tsp salt
– Korvel Extra Virgin Olive Oil / Ellatika Infused olive oil for Greek Salad

Cooking method: 
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add 1/2 cup olive oil and the thyme to the bowl and then stir to combine.

Sift the flour, sugar and salt together and then add to the yeast mixture, stirring to combine. Knead the dough until smooth, and then add the kamalata and green olives KORVEL and combine.

Cover the bowl and let dough in a warm area for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 350 ℉ / 180 ℃ and bake for about 30 minutes.

For extra taste add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Ellatika Infused olive oil for Greek Salad above the Olive Bread!

Slice and ready to serve!

Greek Pizza with Kalamata Olives and Feta

The complexity of a recipe: light
Cooking time: 40 min
Portions: 1

Ingredients:
– 1 package pizza dough
– 2 grated tomatoes
– ½ cup chopped green pepper
– 15 Korvel Kalamata Pitted Olives in slices
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– ½ cup crumbled feta
– 3 or 4 chopped fresh basil leaves
– ½ teaspoon oregano
– 4 tablespoons Korvel Extra Virgin olive oil
– salt, pepper

Cooking method: 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit / 200 degrees Celsius

Spread tomato sauce over the pizza and add ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon oregano, the chopped basil leaves and 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Place toppings evenly over the pizza, beginning with shredded mozzarella, followed by chopped green pepper, kalamata olives and lastly, the feta.

Bake the pizza until it becomes crusty and the cheese is golden (about 25 minutes).

For extra taste add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the toppings.

Slice and ready to serve!