Monday, December 10, 2012

Olive bread

I always say that when life gives you olives, 
make olive oil or olive bread! 
My family owns about 3 acres of land in Southern Italy...that's about 400 olive trees...
Needless to say, we have enough olive oil and olives in general.

(this breadbox was made with wood from those trees)

So for a nice twist, I sometime make
olive bread, which is one of the variations of the basic rustic bread recipe I use.
The only thing that 

changes is adding the olives to the dough after the first rise. 
I slice the olives to get the pit out...but I am sure that an olive pitter would make the job easier :)
Let it rise once more for 30 minutes, 
shape into a rustic loaf, 
and bake at 400 for 35-45minutes (depending on how big or small your loaf is)
If olives are not your thing, try adding chunks of salame and/or cheese!

Stay Frugal,
Daniela




14 comments:

Sandra@beneaththisroof.com said...

I know this is delicious, and so easy! I will have to give it a try. So lovely that your family has an olive orchard!!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Questi alberi sono meravigliosi... ricordo gli alberi del mio paese. Bel' pane!
Ciao e baci, Mary

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I can almost smell that baking from here, Daniella. You are such a good homemaker- xo Diana

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I can tell by looking thats Delish...

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Your bread looks BEAUTIFUL. I am sure it smells delicious as well. And, those pictures of your olive trees, back home, wow!

Cristina Garay said...

How lucky you are with endless supply of olive oil/olives! The bread looks delicious!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Olives are not my favorite but I think this bread sounds yummy! And I'd love to have a supply of olive oil!

must love junk said...

Can I come over? :) I don't like to bake but I LOVE olives and that bread looks amazing!
Susan

Kerry said...

Looks good. We love olives. My daughter orders cheese pizza with black olives only so I'm sure she'll love this!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Daniela, My family has olive groves as well, but they are in Sicily. I love olive bread, and this recipe looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Jeannie of The French Hen's Nest

Maria said...

I absolutely love olive bread, and yours looks amazing!!!!!

Gillian said...

I'm a brown thumb, but can usually manage herbs. The Mediterranean herbs, such as lavender, basil and rosemary prefer a drier environment Amy, which is why you might not be having success, only water them once a week.

A friend of mine, who (admittedly) has a green hand, not just a thumb, grew a whole darn hedge of lavender and another of rosemary by this method.. She started with just one plant!

Gillian said...

I'm a brown thumb, but can usually manage herbs. The Mediterranean herbs, such as lavender, basil and rosemary prefer a drier environment Amy, which is why you might not be having success, only water them once a week.

A friend of mine, who (admittedly) has a green hand, not just a thumb, grew a whole darn hedge of lavender and another of rosemary by this method.. She started with just one plant!

Leslie Harris said...

I should never have read this post before lunch. I can't take my eyes off these mouth-watering photos. Haha. I'll have to come back and get the recipe later. All of a sudden I'm craving this bread! Looks delicious and I will give it a try .
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)