Why Best Olive Oil Is a Great Choice For Your Savoury Baking Recipes

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Why extra virgin olive oil is a great substitute for butter to bake yourself a warming treat this fall

Best Olive Oil For Savoury Baking
Best Olive Oil For Savoury Baking

Fall is a time to create some homemade kitchen comforts for family and friends and, by baking with extra virgin olive oil, you are boosting the health and taste factor too.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great substitute for butter in savoury bakes as well as sweet and it will help to reduce the levels of saturated fat in your diet as well as fight off some of those winter bugs.

At Morocco Gold, we really love this season as it gives us a chance to show you just how flexible our cold pressed extra virgin olive oil can be in your cooking.  So, here are some tempting savouries using olive oil in your baking to fill your home with mouth watering aromas.

Contents:

  1. Savoury Olive Oil Cake
  2. Savoury Olive Oil Crackers
  3. Savoury Apple Olive Oil Bread

Savoury Olive Oil Cake

This savoury olive cake from food52 is a great starting point for tucking in to after a bracing walk in the woods.

Savoury Olive Oil Cake
Savoury Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 8 ounces Greek-style yogurt, plain
  • 4 ounces Morocco Gold extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • Zest of one orange and one Meyer lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of an 8” cake pan with parchment, and pan-spray the sides.
  • This is a one-bowl operation. Set a sieve over a mixing bowl. Measure the dry ingredients into it, then sift them into the bowl.
  • Add the yogurt, olive oil, honey, olives, citrus zest, rosemary, and thyme. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula just enough to blend all ingredients.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake until a paring knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes.
Savoury Olive Oil Crackers
Savoury Olive Oil Crackers

Savoury Olive Oil Crackers

This versatile little number from allrecipes.co.uk can be paired with all kinds of savoury treats.

Ingredients

Method

  • In a large bowl sift the flour with salt. Make a well and pour in the water and oil. Mix flour and liquid to reach the consistency of a dough.
  • Sprinkle the sesame seed on a clean working surface. Transfer the dough to the work surface and knead vigorously for few minutes, incorporating the seeds until the dough is smooth and soft. Shape into a ball with your hands, cover with a towel and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Brush a baking tray with some olive oil.
  • Divide the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece into a 1 to 2mm thick rectangle, the size of the baking tray. Transfer the first rectangle to the baking tray and with a fluted pastry wheel cut 5x10cm rectangles and prick with a fork.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven and cool a bit in the baking tray and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Proceed in the same way with the 3 remaining rectangles of dough. Serve or store in an airtight box.

Tips: Sesame seeds are totally optional: Replace them with poppy seeds, toasted rosemary or dried onion.

Savoury Apple Olive Oil Bread
Savoury Apple Olive Oil Bread

Savoury Apple Olive Oil Bread

Pulling this little gem from foodabovegold out of your oven to accompany some warming soup is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon dry-active yeast
  • 1Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil (plus extra for the bowl)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups bread flour (plus extra for kneading)
  • 1 cup shredded Granny Smith apple
  • 2 cups ice

Method

  • In a large bowl sift the flour with salt. Make a well and pour in the water and oil. Mix flour and liquid to reach the consistency of a dough.
  • Sprinkle the sesame seed on a clean working surface. Transfer the dough to the work surface and knead vigorously for few minutes, incorporating the seeds until the dough is smooth and soft. Shape into a ball with your hands, cover with a towel and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Brush a baking tray with some olive oil.
  • Divide the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece into a 1 to 2mm thick rectangle, the size of the baking tray. Transfer the first rectangle to the baking tray and with a fluted pastry wheel cut 5x10cm rectangles and prick with a fork.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven and cool a bit in the baking tray and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Proceed in the same way with the 3 remaining rectangles of dough. Serve or store in an airtight box.
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