After my great success with Sourdough Bread – all thanks to the virtual guidance of Patrick Ryan from Firehouse Bakery in Ireland and the website ilovecooking.ie – I felt emboldened to try again. This time I made Ryan’s Olive Sourdough Loaf recipe. The steps were almost identical to the regular loaf, so I felt confident about that. And it was beautiful when it came out of the oven, but that has happened before but without success. The Olive Loaf was perfect! It looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. Another Sourdough Win!
HINT: If you decide to try this one too, I recommend getting started with the dough around 2pm/2:30 in the afternoon. That gives you plenty of time to let it proof before putting it in the fridge overnight for the second proofing. Then you can cook it first thing in the morning.
Kris Delaney is a marketing executive, foodie, travel enthusiast, and book nerd based in Atlanta, GA.