Olive Bread Recipe

Olive Bread tastes great when served with any soup or salad. Learn how to make/prepare Olive Bread by following this easy recipe.
Olive Bread Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 24
Calories Per Serving 171
  • 2½ cups Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Molasses
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 7½ cups Bread Flour
  • 1 cup Kalamata Olives (pitted and chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh Rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds (optional)
How to make Olive Bread:
  • Take a mixing bowl and combine together water, dry yeast and molasses. Stir well to mix.
  • Allow the mixture to stand for a few minutes, till it turns creamy and foamy.
  • Add olive oil and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  • Add bread flour to the mixture, about one cup at a time, till the dough is to stiff to stir.
  • Add kalamata olives and rosemary.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board.
  • Knead the dough adding flour, as required to prevent it from getting sticky, till it gets smooth and elastic.
  • Oil a large bowl and place the dough in it. Turn to coat all the sides of the dough with oil.
  • Keep the dough aside to allow it rise until double in size, for about an hour or so.
  • Divide the dough into two pieces and form two round loaves.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • Place the loaves on the sheet and spray some cold water on them.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on the loaves. Set aside for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Bake the loaves at 400 °F (205 °C) for about 45 minutes or till they turn brown and sound hollow when tapped on the top.