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Greek Olive Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling


1 loaf (16 slices)

The dough for this delicious bread is great to work with, making it easy to knead in the olives and feta cheese. The subtle flavor would complement any entree.—Tiffany Hartpence, Lander, Wyoming


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Greek olives


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, 4 tablespoons oil, sugar, salt and 1-1/2 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Sprinkle with cheese and olives; fold and knead lightly until combined. Shape into an 8-in. round loaf. Place into greased 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Brush with remaining oil. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. With a sharp knife, make four shallow slashes across top of loaf. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 178 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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