My name is Constance and I am currently doing an internship at the olive oil mill Bastide du Laval in the South of France. Yes, you are not mistaken – a German student is spending her vacation in Provence doing an internship – an internship in the most beautiful landscape of France, at least, that’s my personal opinion.
Moreover, I have the opportunity to speak with people about olive oil and its production – one of my passion! I love it when people find their favourite olive oil with my help J
As an intern, I have the opportunity to get insights in nearly every area of the olive oil mill – from logistics, to marketing, to sales.
My main task, however, is the translation of the web site from French to German and English. So, if you have any ideas or recommendations, do not hesitate to write my an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When translating all these delicious recipes with the olive oil from Bastide du Laval, I got enthusiastic and wanted to try something new. The result of my experiments are these olive cookies. They are really delicious and whenever I bring some with me in the mill, there is no left over.
So, these cookies are not only very easy and quick to make, they are also perfect for your aperitif.
Here is my recipe:
Preparation time: 75min (60min cooling time included)
Baking time: 10min
4 table spoon olive oil à l‘ancienne
120gr black pitted olives
8gr baking powder
2 rosemary sprig
1 pinch of salt
- Mix all ingredients apart from the olives and the rosemary until a homogeneous dough is obtained. If necessary, add a bit of flour or olive oil-
- Cut half of the olives in small cubes. Cut the other half in slightly thicker rings. Finely chop the rosemary.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the dough and mix everything again. Afterwards, form a ball with your dough.
- Leave the dough in the fridge for 60min.
- Preheat the oven at 180°C.
- After cooling time, form a long role with a diameter of about 3cm. Cut very thin slices from the role. If the slices are not thin enough, you can still try to make them flatter with your hands.
- Place the slices on a baking sheet with baking paper and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until they have a nice colour.
I hope that you will try my recipe and then be remembered of Provence!