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Jalapeño Olive Bread + the Family Tradition I’m Reviving This Easter

March 20, 2018

This post is sponsored by Musco Family Olives, but all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

One of my earliest childhood memories is standing by the sink as my grandma, or “Mammies” as I still like to call her, would drain the liquid from a can of Pearls® black olives right before she would stick an olive on each finger of one of my little hands. I looked forward to every holiday, knowing that this tradition would take place yet again and I’d have the reward of 5 yummy olives at the end.

Did anyone else pop olives on their fingers as a kid?

I feel like it’s some sort of rite of passage!

This Easter, I plan on starting the tradition all over again with my little one, and I know he’s going to get a huge kick out of it.

When I was scooping up a can of black olives, I noticed Pearls also carries jars of stuffed olives that were begging to be used by the grown-ups!

But what should I make?

I chose the kind stuffed with jalapeños and realized I had all the ingredients at home to make a fresh loaf of bread.

When we moved into our new house after relocating to my hometown a couple weeks ago, we were greeted by yummy homemade bread that my stepdad made. It instantly made us feel welcome and, since I’ll be hosting Easter this year, I wanted to recreate that feeling for my family.

I did a trial run yesterday and it’s been quite a hit!

If you are interested in trying out Jalapeño Olive Bread for yourself, here’s the recipe.

Jalapeño Olive Bread

  • 2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 c Pearls® Specialties Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, chopped
  1. Mix garlic powder, yeast, oil, salt, and water in bowl. Wait 15 minutes for yeast to activate.
  2. Add in olives and knead for roughly 5 minutes. Cover for 60 minutes in warm place.
  3. Shape into circular loaf and add to silpat-lined baking sheet. Let rise, uncovered, for another 60 minutes.
  4. Dust with flour and cut a few lines along the top.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Even if you aren’t throwing your own Easter celebration this year, this is a beautiful baked good that you can wrap in cheesecloth with twine and bring as a hostess gift.

I also have to say that after sampling the jalapeño option, I think they’d be incredible sliced atop a homemade pizza!

Much like Pearls have been around in my family since as long as I can remember, they’ve been a family-owned brand for 75 years. To read more about the history of the brand or locate a store near you that carries them, click here. You can also purchase on Amazon!

Do you have a family food tradition?

 

Let me know in the comments below!

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