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How to make Crusty Sourdough Bread with rosemary, roasted garlic and kalamata olives that requires no kneading and rises overnight. Made with sourdough starter instead of yeast! 

How to make Crusty Sourdough Bread, infused with rosemary, roasted garlic and olives that requires no kneading and rises overnight. Made with sourdough starter instead of yeast! #sourdoughbread

I have really enjoyed watching you perfect your Sourdough Bread over the past 6 months! Many of you have posted your beautiful loaves on Instagram, some have sent photos by email or sent texts, and I have to say, they always fill me with such delight! I just feel so excited for you, such an accomplishment. Well done! 

Many of you have been asking how to incorporate other ingredients into your sourdough loaves, so I just wanted to share one variation we’ve been making at home.

My husband is a huge fan of olives and garlic, so this Rosemary Olive Loaf with whole Roasted Garlic is basically his “dream loaf”, one that is on repeat around here.

Before I start, I want to stress, this recipe is not for you if you are just getting started on your sourdough journey. PLEASE start with this No-Knead Sourdough Recipe– watch the detailed videos, get the techniques and timing down and practice several times before attempting this one. This recipe is far less detailed and based on the assumption that you are already making the Overnight Sourdough Bread, with good success.

So start there and then come back here. OK? 😉

What you’ll need:

mix flour and salt

Mix the flour and salt. See the recipe card for detailed measurements.

Mix the water and starter.

mix starter and water

Wait 15 minutes and do two sets of “stretch and folds”, 15 minutes apart.  You already know how to do this, but here is a refresher.

Sourdough bread “Stretch and Fold” Technique: | 45-sec Video

Cover with a towel and let rise overnight on the counter. 

let rise and do the poke test

In the morning, the dough will have swollen, like a full belly.

Do the Poke Test. Again, you already know how to do this. 🙂

When you think the dough has risen sufficiently, scrape the sides of the dough with a dough scraper (or wet fingers) and gently pour onto a well-floured surface.

place on a floured surface.

Here’s the fun part.

Fold in the ingredients you want to add. Here I’m using kalamata olives, roasted garlic and rosemary.

The roasted garlic adds so much flavor!

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Load it up if you like. 🙂

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Then using a dough scraper lift one side up and over.

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Then lift the other side, being mindful to make sure dough is in between the filling, so the filling gets spread out in the final baked bread.

 

Then repeat, turning the dough horizontally, gently flattening it out again, just a little, and tri-folding, once more.

 

Lift it into a banneton, seam side up, pinching any seams closed.

If you don’t have a banneton, use a parchment-lined bowl, sprayed with a little olive oil.

Refrigerate one hour while you preheat the oven with your lidded dutch oven inside.

When ready to bake, here is an easy way to get the dough into the dutch oven. Cover the dough with parchment and flip onto the counter.

If you are an experienced baker feel free to flip the sourdough directly into the dutch oven, you actually dont “need” the parchment, we only use it here to make the dough easier to center.

Score, then bake!

Here I’m using a lame to score the bread! It makes it very easy.

If you’ve been baking a while, and plan on doing it more. Now is the time to treat yourself to a lame. It makes scoring fun!

Also, consider getting a Banneton.

Bake the rosemary bread in the 500F oven covered, remove the lid and continue baking until deeply golden and internal temp reaches 202-208F

So there you have it! How to add different ingredients to your sourdough bread.  I’m sure you’ll come up with lots of variations and I can t wait to see them! Show me on Instagram tagging #feastingathome.

On the homefront: The leaves begin their gradual turning and the sun sinks down a little lower in the horizon creating the beautiful light I’ve come to love about the Northwest.

This week has been all about cozy slippers, making soup and baking bread. Truthfully, I’ve had some failures in the bread department. I won’t go into the nitty-gritty, but I am reminded that even if you’ve made bread hundreds of times, you still must pay attention.

Like life, there are endless possibilities for learning and the moment we think we’ve mastered it, life or in this case, loaves- or political events or COVID or whatever the thing is that rubs -comes along and shows us otherwise.  At least it has been this way for me.

Perhaps being human means, each day I have the opportunity to learn a little more about that thing that keeps poking at me. And forgiving myself when I fail. Moving forward usually entails taking a few steps backward at times.  And it’s ok.

How to make Crusty Sourdough Bread, infused with rosemary, roasted garlic and olives that requires no kneading and rises overnight. Made with sourdough starter instead of yeast! #sourdoughbread

More sourdough Recipes you may like!

  1. No-Knead Sourdough Bread
  2. Vegan Banana Bread
  3. Overnight Sourdough Waffles 
  4. Sourdough Pancakes 
  5. Sourdough Scones 
  6. Sourdough Biscuits
  7. Sourdough Buns
  8. Sourdough croutons 
  9. The 3 Best Dutch Ovens for Bread Baking

 

Have a beautiful fall weekend and happy baking.

xoxo

Sylvia

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How to make Crusty Sourdough Bread, infused with rosemary, roasted garlic and olives that requires no kneading and rises overnight. Made with sourdough starter instead of yeast! #sourdoughbread

Rosemary Olive Sourdough Bread

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: bread, sourdough recipes,
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: northwest
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

How to make Crusty Sourdough Bread, infused with rosemary, roasted garlic and olives that requires no kneading and rises overnight. Made with sourdough starter instead of yeast! Allow 10-14 hours rising time!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Basic Overnight Sourdough Bread

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Instructions

  1. Read through and perfect the No-Knead Sourdough Recipe (watch the video there) I recommend not attempting this until you have mastered that recipe. 🙂
  2. Mix the dough: At night, in a large bowl, mix flour and salt together. In a small bowl, mix starter and water together using a fork. Pour the starter-water into the flour mixture and stir with a fork until relatively combined. Using a wooden spoon, or dough mixer, scrape sides and mix dough for one minute, incorporating all the flour. The dough will feel thick and heavy and shaggy. Just do your best to incorporate all the flour. If for some reason the dough will not incorporate all the flour, add a tablespoon of water at a time to get it incorporated. Cover with a damp kitchen cloth, wait 15 minutes and do 2 sets of stretch and folds, 15 minutes apart. See video.
  3. RISE: Let rise overnight on the counter 10-14 hours.  65F-70F is ideal. In the morning, the dough should have swelled, but not quite doubled. Do the poke test.
  4. Prepare your banneton dusting the banneton with rice flour and perhaps some olives and rosemary in the bottom ( which will end up being the top.) See notes for using a regular bowl.
  5. SHAPE: Using a wet dough scraper, or wet fingers, loosen the dough around the edges and pour it onto a well-floured surface. Treat the dough gently, flattening lightly with your fingertips into a rough rectangle about 1 1/2 inches thick. It need not be perfect. Sprinkle the olives, rosemary and garlic over the surface. Using the dough scraper, lift up one side, stretching just a bit up and over to the middle, then fold up the other side, like a tri-fold envelope. Turn the dough horizontally.  Let the dough rest for 1 minute. Then repeat. Gently flatten with fingertips (it needn’t be as flat as the first time), then tri-fold. Pinch the seams closed and lift into the prepared banneton, seam side up.
  6. REST & PREHEAT Place dough in the fridge uncovered for 1 hour, while you preheat the oven to 500F (or 475F) with your lidded dutch oven inside.
  7. SCORE: Pull the dough from the fridge and have your lame (or sharp knife or razor blade) ready to score. Place a piece of parchment over the banneton and flip the dough, setting down on the counter over the parchment. Score 3/4 -1 inch deep at a 45-degree angle- basically wherever you want the dough to puff up. One slash is fine, or create a design.
  8. Pull the dutch oven from the oven, and close the oven door. Remove the lid,  place the scored dough into the dutch oven lifting it by the corners of the parchment. (See notes) Quickly cover and place back in the oven.
  9.  BAKE: Place in the middle of the oven for 20 mins with convection on, (or 25 minutes w/no convection ) or 28 minutes at 450F. Remove lid and it should be puffed and just lightly golden. Lower heat to 450 F, and continue baking 10-15 minutes until deeply golden and internal temp reaches 202- 208F.  No pale loaves please, let them get golden!
  10. COOL: Remove from the dutch oven, let it cool 1 hour on a rack or tilted up on its side, before slicing so you don’t let the steam out and don’t smash it- be patient. This is the hardest part. 😉. Take a picture! Feel proud. You did it!

Notes

NO Banneton: Use a parchment-lined bowl, sprayed with spray oil. Place dough seam side down. Sprinkle with flour and some sliced olives or rosemary if you like. Or even something like Everything Spice would be good here.

FLOUR: Feel free to sub 1/2 cup of the white flour with rye, whole wheat or other whole grain. Using more may create a heavy loaf.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 541.5 mg
  • Fat: 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.5 g
  • Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: rosemary bread, rosemary sourdough bread, olive bread, sourdough recipes, overnight sourdough bread, no knead sourdough bread

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  1. I started a loaf last night without your directions. I added 1 Tbsp cinnamon to dough and it just won’t rise. Bummer. I’ll try again this evening and add the ‘extras’ after fermentation. I wonder why cinnamon did this!?!

    1. Oh shoot Jen! I can’t imagine the cinnamon prevented the rise, but I have never tried adding it in the first proof. Let me know how it goes. 😉

  2. Hi Sylvia,
    I’m wondering if I can make a cinnamon raisin loaf with this method. Would I need to add any honey or sugar, if so, when? Should the raisins be soaked? Thanks so much. I have loved sharing my starter, your recipes, and delicious loaves with my family and friends.

    1. Hi Jen- I do this all the time! I usually spread the rectangle with a little butter, then add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar and roll into a log and bake in a buttered loaf pan at 375F. Feel free to soak raisins or not. Diced apple is nice too.

  3. Sooooo good. I did two loaves – cheddar jalapeño and garlic herb. They both came out fantastic! My family has been snacking on them and they’re both already halfway gone. I’ll be trying sun dried tomato basil and cinnamon raisin tomorrow! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    1. Yes, Donna go to our Overnight Sourdough Bread Recipe, scroll down to the recipe card and read the Notes. You’ll see notes on using a loaf pan. 🙂

  4. I have been using this amazing recipe for the past year +. I’m wondering if you’ve made other versions/additions. I’d like to try jalapeño and cheese (with a little honey). I think the honey would go in at the beginning and maybe laminate the cheese and jalapeño at the end (when olives would be added). Or should I add the cheese in sooner. AndI think about 100g of additions would be right? Your advice please. 🙏🏼

    1. Hi Jen! I’ve made jalapeno cheddar and it is so good. I would add the honey in the beginning and cheese and jalapeno at the end- just like you said first!

  5. I made this for my friend who was visiting, sans olives per her request, but still used the roasted garlic and fresh rosemary. It turned out so well!! We ate it with your tomato soup recipe – to die for!

Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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