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Olive Bread

Olive Bread

Olive Bread

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Embark on a culinary journey with our step-by-step Olive Bread recipe, designed to capture the rich essence of the Mediterranean. From activating the yeast to shaping the dough and adding the final touches of olives and sesame seeds, each step is a celebration of flavors. This homemade creation promises a savory delight, elevating your baking skills and bringing the warmth of Mediterranean cuisine to your table. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a kitchen enthusiast, indulge in the satisfaction of crafting a flavorful loaf that embodies the essence of olives. Bake, savor, and share the joy of homemade Olive Bread with friends and family.

Course: SnacksCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 kg Hard flour

  • 50 g Fresh yeast

  • 600 g Water, lukewarm

  • 10 g Salt

  • 20 g Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp Thyme

  • 70 g Seed oil

  • 300 g Sliced olives

  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle

Recipe directions

  • Preparing the Yeast
  • In a bowl add the sugar, yeast and some lukewarm water. Stir to dissolve the yeast.
  • Add 3 tbsp of the flour. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • Making the Dough
  • In a big bowl add the rest of the flour, salt, thyme, water, the activated yeast, seed oil and mix until dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl. Score a cross on the dough, cover the bowl and set aside for 40 minutes to rise.
  • Knead the dough for 1 minute, then cut it into pieces of 100 grams each.
  • Making the Olive Bread
  • Roll out each piece of dough into a log.
  • Place slices of olives on top of the dough. Roll the dough and seal, covering the olives.
  • Create a loop and pass the dough through it 4 times. Place the dough on a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl of water mix in a bit of sugar. Brush the dough with the mixture.
  • Add some slices of olives on top of the dough and sprinkle some sesame.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F) and bake for 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10.8g 16%
    • Saturated Fat 1.6g 5%
  • Sodium 656mg 28%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 144mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.4g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.2g 16%
    • Sugars 2.4g
  • Protein 3.6g 6%
  • Calcium 126%
  • Iron 8%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.