Olive and herb bread

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This is a truly delicious olive and herb bread. Simply let your bread maker make the dough then shape and bake.


  1. Put the ingredients (except the olives) into the bread maker baking pan in the order specified for your particular model (see manufacturer’s handbook). Set to dough setting. Add the olives at the time for added ingredients as directed by the manufacturer of your machine.

  2. Remove the dough from the machine and knead until smooth.

  3. Shape the dough into 2 round loaves.

  4. Place onto a greased baking sheet cover and leave to prove until double in size.

  5. Bake at 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5) for 30 minutes.

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  1. 5 star rating


  2. 3 star rating

    Like April's reviewer, do you need a breadbasket or can you do this by hand?
    Hi there, yes you could bake this by hand as opposed to a bread maker. Just combine ingredients in the same way you would usually for a hand-baked loaf - dry ingredients first, stir in yeast and then add the olives, oil and water before also kneading by hand and then leaving to prove. Happy Baking!

  3. 4 star rating

    Fun to make and delicious to eat. I used pitted olives in brine and sliced them. If using olives that were stored in brine, I would recommend leaving out the salt from the recipe - it makes the bread too salty. Other than that, it went down a treat with my family- finished within a few hours of making it!

  4. 5 star rating

    I love this bread! I make it without a bread maker - I mix herbs (I use fresh herbs from my garden - chopped very finely) in with dry stuff, then add water and oil and bring the dough together. I add the olives when I start to knead. I use olives in brine and after chopping them up, I spend some time drying them using paper towels. I didn't do this the first time and even though I let them drain, they added quite a lot of extra moisture to the dough during kneading.

  5. 3 star rating

    do you have to use a bread maker for this?

  6. 5 star rating

    Easy to follow, lovely tasting bread. I’m so Impressed with this recipe, I’ll absolutely make it again.

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