Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe

Rosemary Olive Bread Recipe From Home Style Austin
Bring On The Bread

I’ve never been one eager to make my own bread. But when I stumbled across this recipe that’s a no knead skillet olive bread I tried it. And I loved it! Now it makes regular appearances in my home.

This bread makes a great entertaining appetizer or sidekick for meals – your guests will be surprised you made it with your own two hands.

Time To Prepare:

About hours; most of the time is reserved for the bread to “rise.”

Foodie Tips:

  Kalamata olives are my chosen favorite for this bread. You can substitute the kalamatas with your own favorite.

  Fresh herbs gives this bread a delightful taste. I noted my favorite herbs to use below – they come fresh from my garden!

Ingredients:

For The Dough:
2 Cups  |  Lukewarm Water
2 ¼ Teaspoons (1 Packet)  |  Active Dry Yeast
4 ⅓ Cups  |  All-Purpose Flour, Divided
½ Tablespoon  |  Kosher Salt
1 Cup  |  Kalamata Olives, Drained And Sliced (Or Whole)
1 Large  |  Garlic Clove, Minced
1 Tablespoon  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
1 Tablespoon  |  Fresh Basil, Chopped (Optional)
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Oregano, Chopped (Optional)
1 Teaspoon  |  Fresh Thyme, Chopped (Optional)
1 Tablespoon  |  Olive Oil

To Serve:
1-2 Tablespoons  |  Olive Oil
To Garnish  |  Kosher Salt
To Garnish  |  Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped

What To Do:

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the water and the yeast. Add 1 cup of flour and the ½ tablespoon of salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is well combined.

2. Add the olives, garlic and the herbs of your choice and stir well. Add the remaining flour 1 cup at a time and stir well between additions.

3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and set it in a warm spot to rise for 1 hour.

4. In a 10-inch iron skillet add the tablespoon of olive oil (you can also use a stoneware baking dish if you don’t have an iron skillet). Using your fingers or a folded paper towel, coat the bottom and sides of the skillet with olive oil.

5. Remove the plastic wrap from the dough. Flour your hands and transfer the dough to the prepared skillet and carefully shape it into a roundish loaf. No kneading needed!

6. Cover the skillet with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400°F.

7. Score the top of the dough with a knife. Brush the remaining olive oil on top of the dough, sprinkle it with the salt and parsley, and place it in the oven.

8. Bake about 30 minutes or until the top is nice and brown… and a knife comes out clean.

9. Remove the bread from the oven. Transfer the bread from the skillet onto a wire cooling rack. Brush the remaining 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil on top. Sprinkle with salt and the fresh parsley.

You can let the bread cool entirely but I like mine served still warm. Dipped in olive oil or red sauce I’ve enjoyed this bread as my meal!

Yield: About 12 servings.

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

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Texas-Tuscany Beef Stew Recipe

A Texan Tuscan Beef Stew Recipe From Home Style AustinOne Hearty Meal

Even during the hottest days of summer, I dream of this amazing beef stew. Best of all, this stew is easy to make and even easier to eat!

The stew’s signature ingredients? Chianti-marinated beef brisket and a Texas jalapeño or three!

Foodie Tip:

 If you like tummy fillers like I do, you can serve the stew on top of rice or noodles. One thing we enjoy is that instead of boiling rice/pasta in water, we substitute water with beef or chicken broth for an extra-special flavor.

Ingredients: 

3-5 Pounds  |  Beef Brisket (get a good cut)
3-4 Cloves  |  Garlic, Halved
1 Bottle (750 ml)  |  Italian Chianti Wine
4 Tablespoons  |  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To Taste  |  Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2-4 Cups  |  Beef Broth
3-5 Medium-Sized Carrots  |  Peeled And Cut Into 1″ Pieces
3 Stalks  |  Celery, Chopped Into 1/2″ Pieces
4 Medium  |  Russet Or Red Potatoes, Cut Into 1-1/2″ Chunks
3 4 Inch Sprigs  |  Fresh Rosemary, Chopped

Plus Ups:

1/2 Cup  |  Kalamata Olives, Halved
2 Leaves  |  Sage Or Bay
2-3  |  Jalapeños, For A Texas-Inspired Kick
To Enjoy  |  Rice Or Noodles (Optional)

Accessories:

To Cover  |  Cling Film
To “Pat” Beef Dry  |  Paper Towels
To Brown  |  A Dutch Oven Or Large Pan
To Cook  |  A Crock Pot (Or Slow Cooker)

Directions: 

1. Place the beef into a 13-inch by 9-inch glass baking dish. Cut 6-8 “slits” in the brisket and insert the garlic halves. Pour the wine over the meat and marinate in the refrigerator, loosely covered with cling film, for 2 hours (overnight recommended). Turn the meat over and marinate here and there.

2. Remove the brisket from the wine and “pat” it dry with paper towels. Reserve the wine.

3. In a large Dutch oven or large pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the meat on all sides with salt and pepper.

4. Using tongs, place the meat in the pan and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes for each side. Remove the meat and place it into your Crock Pot.

5. In the pan, pour the reserved wine, scraping up any brown bits. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Transfer into the Crock Pot.

6. Add beef broth to almost cover the beef. Cook on low Crock Pot setting for 2-2.5 hours.

7. Add the carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and rosemary (plus the olives, sage and jalapeños, if desired). Cover and continue to cook on low setting for another 2-2.5 hours, or until tender.

8. [ Sidenote: The beef may already be soft and falling apart before you cut it! In this case, skip this step. If not… ] Remove the meat from the stew. Place the meat on a cutting board and cut into quarters. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Return the meat to the stew and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

9. Serve with a glass of Chianti and enjoy!

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Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider

 

 

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Tortilla Roll-ups Recipe

A Tortilla Roll-ups Recipe By Home Style AustinTortilla Magic

When life brings us tortillas, we love to make tortilla roll-ups!

With no baking and just 3 ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier to make this time-honored family appetizer favorite that’s perfect for summertime gatherings.

Foodie Tips:

  • If you’re slicing your kalamata olives by hand be careful as they could have pit fragments – even if using pitted olives.
  • You can substitute kalamata olives with black olives if you prefer a milder taste.
  • We added 1-2 leaves of hand-torn basil onto the tortilla before rolling (shown below) and it was delicious! You can introduce a few ingredients of your choosing (shaved ham or sliced shrimp and avocado, etc.) to create your own signature roll-up.

Kalamata Olives For Tortilla Roll-ups By Home Style Austin
Ingredients:
 

8 Ounce Block  |  Cream Cheese, Softened
½ Cup  |  Kalamata Olives, Chopped
5-6  |  Flour Tortillas

Directions: 

1. In a medium-sized bowl, let your cream cheese rest at room temperature until softened (at least 30 minutes). You can slice it into 1-inch chunks to help expedite the softening process.

2. Add the olives to the cheese and fold well with a rubber spatula.

How To Make Tortilla Roll-ups By Home Style Austin

3. Place a schmear of the cream cheese mixture onto a single tortilla and spread evenly, leaving about ½-inch gap between the cheese and the edge of the tortilla to prevent a cream cheese blow-out during rolling. You can adjust the amount of cheese mixture to your preference; we like to use enough to yield at least ¼-inch – ½-inch of cheese mixture.

4. Roll-up your tortilla. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into ½ inch wheels; the two ends of the tortilla are usually not as pretty as the middle and make great treats for the chef and nearby foodies. Transfer the roll-ups to a serving dish.

Tortilla Rollups By Home Style Austin

5. You can serve the roll-ups right away or cover and chill them for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.

Yields: 25-30 roll-ups. 

Austin Realtor Joe Paul Reider





~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

 Love Food? In a click and a scroll you can visit more of my favorite recipes!

A Tortilla Roll-up Recipe By Home Style Austin