Mallorcan Bread

This recipe takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary - simple, frozen bread dough is transformed into delicious bread that is reminiscent of Spain.

2 loaves frozen, white bread dough - thawed
1 tbsp. pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Place each loaf of thawed bread into an individual bowl and season each with pepper and olive oil - kneading the oil and pepper into the dough, placing dough back into their bowls and let rest for 10-15 minutes.

Knead rested bread into two, 9X13 shapes on separate Silpat-lined baking sheets, stretching and pulling dough as needed.  Drizzle with olive oil, cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced
6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, bottom stalk removed & sliced
2 tsp. sea salt - preferably flaked

In a large saute pan, add olive oil and when oil is shimmering add onions and peppers - saute for five minutes, then add garlic and saute for five more minutes.  Add Swiss chard and cook for 3 minutes, until chard wilts.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400, remove cover from rested bread and press down using fingertips to create divits.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle each with 1 tsp. salt and divide sauteed vegetables between both loaves.  Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

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