Italian Olive Bread

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Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

Olive bread has become greatly fashionable in countries far away from the olive belt. Perhaps it’s because the flavour captures best those hot Mediterranean evenings.


  • 350 g/12 oz unbleached white bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and the salt together, make a well in the centre and crumble in the fresh yeast. Pour the water over the yeast and stir with your finger to cream it. Add the olive oil, and extend your stirring in scope and force to incorporate the flour. Mix vigorously, eventually changing the movement of the hand from something akin to stirring to something mor