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
- Mix garlic powder, yeast, oil, salt, and water in bowl. Wait 15 minutes for yeast to activate.
- Add in olives and knead for roughly 5 minutes. Cover for 60 minutes in warm place.
- Shape into circular loaf and add to silpat-lined baking sheet. Let rise, uncovered, for another 60 minutes.
- Dust with flour and cut a few lines along the top.
- 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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