Delicious Olive Bread

Prep Time: 2 hrs 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins

Course: Breads

Cuisine: International


  • 1 pack yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/4 c warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil and extra for greasing
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 lb 4 cups all-purpose flour or bread flour and extra
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper optional
  • 1/2 c chopped black olives


  1. Sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup of warm water add sugar and leave mixture to stand 10 min.
  2. Add the onion and remaining water In a separate bowl, add the parsley, sifted flour and black olives.
  3. Make a well and add yeast mixture. Mix gradually to a soft dough, adding water if necessary. Turn out dough on lightly floured surface and knead for 5 min or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a lightly greased and warm mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel.
  4. Leave to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
  5. Lightly grease baking sheet. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface. This dough is a remarkable dough. It can be shaped according to your liking. Above, you can flatten the round dough and cut with a pizza knife to make strips. Then the strips can be twisted like above to make some bread sticks. Or it can be tied to make knots.
  6. You can also choose to make regular loaves with the dough. This dough could make two thin long loaves or round loaves. You can then use a sharp knife to make criss cross cuts over top of dough cover.
  7. Place the round of dough or knots etc on a prepared sheet, sheet and leave again for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Then lower temperature to 400 degrees F and bake for further 20 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow.

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