I make bread by mixing whole wheat and white flours 50-50, yeast and water, let it rise 24 hrs, shape the dough and roll it in flour to get some semblance of final shape and let it sit for 2 more hours, then bake it for an hour.

I love the bread but I wonder if adding olive oil to the dough would make it more pleasantly moist. Before I experiment in practice, what results can I expect by adding (a few tablespoons of) olive oil to bread dough?

  • MY bread recipe is 350ml water. 50g olive oil, 30g honey, 400g strong flour, 15g yeast, 15g salt. I think it's quite nice :-)
    – Neil
    Dec 29, 2021 at 10:39

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It will have less of an open crumb but will be softer and more moist.


You will make pizza crust.

Overview: Homemade Pizza Dough Ingredients All pizza dough starts with the same basic ingredients: flour, yeast, water, salt, and olive oil. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-pizza-crust-recipe/

My daughter makes a great pizza dough. It is just bread dough with oil. Plus she talks to it. I encourage you to make pizza crust, and make a delicious pizza out of it.

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    A recipe is more than just the ingredients list. You also have proportions and technique. Those ingredients could make focaccia, chiabata or even loaf of bread : allrecipes.com/recipe/17804/olive-oil-bread
    – Joe
    Dec 28, 2021 at 23:10
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    I love the "she talks to it" part! Dec 29, 2021 at 8:28
  • @GeorgeMenoutis Always good to give your dough a nice little pat too, after turning it out from the first rising.
    – Glen Yates
    Dec 29, 2021 at 19:59

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