Bread is considered a simple item and one can argue that it is a staple. I know that no true European would be caught without a piece of bread to lap up the sauce from their plate at the end of a meal.
Making bread is often thought to be difficult and tedious but once you start making your own bread you soon realise that the process is enjoyable and rewarding . I, personally, love kneading the dough by hand and really getting a feel for the dough .
If you are a bread making beginner ; this recipe is just for you. The process is simple yet the result is artisinal . The exterior of the loaf has the most incredible crust while the crumb is flavoured with delicious Kalamata olives and fragrant rosemary. Feel free to substitute the olives for roasted garlic and the rosemary for thyme .