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Greek Loaf Recipe

"My father and I love Greek food, so we developed this recipe that features feta cheese and olives," explains Melanie Parker of Gloucester, Ontario. "Zesty slices dress up any meal, and leftovers make great salad croutons.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • 2. Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the olives. Yield: 1 loaf.
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

One slice (prepared with fat-free milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and feta cheese) equals 114 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.