Starters

Focaccia with olives

Preparation and cooking Time: 2hours

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 600g whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Principe di Gerace organic Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1\2 cup Principe di Gerace organic rosemary flavored extra virgin oil olive oil
  • 1\2 cup Principe di Gerace organic oregano flavored extra virgin oil olive oil
  • 300g Principe di Gerace organic black or green olives
  • 25g baking powder
  • water
  • sea salt
  • a handful of fresh chopped rosemary
  • a handful of coarse salt

Preparation

Melt the yeast in a glass with warm water and leave for about 10 minutes.

In the meanwhile weigh the flour and place it in the mixer or in a bowl, add the yeast, the Extra virgin olive oil, the rosemary flavored extra virgin olive oil, the salt and mix adding enough water to get a consistency like the dough for pizza. Prepare a baking tin with extra virgin olive oil and roll out the dough with your fingers.
When the dough is totally flatten on the tin, top with the
oregano flavored extra virgin oil olive oiloil, the fresh chopped rosemary and the coarse salt. Top with the olives (3 cm distance)on the whole surface. Let rince in a warm place for at least one hour.

When nearly ready preheat the oven at 300° and bake until the surface has a golden colour.

Tips: adding a teaspoon of brown sugar to the yeast will accelerate the rising process.

Enjoy it!

Tuna and pepper bruschette

Preparation and cooking time: 20 min

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 2 jars of Principe di Gerace Tuna, drained
  • 2 large roasted sweet organic peppers
  • 8 large toasted bread in slices
  • 1 tbsp organic basil flavored extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp organic lemon flavored extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 handful of basil leaves

Preparation

Place the drained tuna in a medium mixing bowl add the roasted pepper in slices and season with the flavoured oil. Serve on toasted bagel or bread with organic lemon slices to decorate and serve as appetizer.

Enjoy it!

Sandwiches with olives patè

Preparation time: 10 min

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 8 organic bread slices
  • 1 jar of Principe di Gerace green or black Olive patè
  • 1 jar of Principe di Gerace green or black olives to decorate

Preparation

This sandwich does not need particular instructions, just: prepare or buy a good focaccia bread, or slice 8 pieces of whole wheat bread.
Spread a thin layer of olive patè on one slice of the bread. Decorate each piece with olives and serve as appetizer.

Enjoy it!