Break bread into small bowl; add milk. Soak 10 minutes. Pool peppers by holding them over burners of a stove until they are charred. Cool slightly; peel. In the bowl of a food processor or blender combine bread, peppers, olives and garlic. Process with a pulsing motion about 4 seconds, Just until combined. Add oil, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce; process about 3 seconds longer. Spoon into serving bowl. Cover. Let stand at least 30 minutes to blend flavors. Garnish with sliced olives, if desired. Serve with pita bread or fresh vegetables.
Yield: About 1-1/4 cups.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana