greek olive bread recipe eliopsomo

Greek olive bread recipe (Eliopsomo)

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Greek olive bread recipe (Eliopsomo)

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: Appetizers, Snacks, Sides, BreakfastCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread? Warm olive bread with a light spread of butter and a warm cup of coffee or tea, need I say anymore? Our version of this delight will no doubt have you baking more often.


  • 5 cups plain flour

  • 1 sachet dry yeast (7-10 grams)

  • 1 onion (roughly chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fresh mild chilli (finely chopped – to taste)

  • 1 cup pitted black olives

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • water (lukewarm – as needed)


  • In a shallow bowl add yeast, sugar, 4 tablespoons of lukewarm water and combine ingredients.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sifted flour to the mixture, combining thoroughly.
  • Dust some sifted flour over the mixture and cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Place covered bowl in a warm area for up to 60 minutes, allowing yeast mixture to double in size.
  • In a separate large bowl, add the remaining sifted flour.
  • Make a well in the middle and add all of the yeast mixture in the centre.
  • Add 1 cup lukewarm water and using your hand begin to combine ingredients using a circular motion. how to make olive bread
  • Continue this process until all ingredients are mixed through.
  • Add pitted black olives, onions, olive oil, chilli and knead the mixture until it comes together.
  • Apply olive oil to 2 bread baking dishes or apply baking paper to bottoms of baking trays.
  • Divide bread mixture into 2 equal portions and add to baking trays, spreading evenly.
  • Cover baking trays with a clean kitchen towel and place trays in a warm area for up to 60 minutes, allowing bread mixture to double in size.
  • Pierce bread dough and bake at 180C for 40 Minutes.

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