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Olive Bread

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7 Reviews

Total Time
3h 5m
Prep Time
2h 30m
Bake Time
Makes 1
Makes 1

About the bake

This Olive Oil bread is made using the Allinson Olive Oil dough - a great starter dough that can be used to create a range of delicious recipes, including this flavoursome and luxurious olive oil bread.

Made in six easy steps, this bread is the perfect accompaniment to pasta or as a starter dipped in balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

If you’re looking at adding an even richer taste of olive into your bakes, why not try our olive and herb bread, or if you fancy making a different type of bread, try our olive focaccia.

6 ingredients6 steps
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  1. Step 1


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2

    KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  3. Step 3


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

  4. Step 4


    Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Shape into a long oval on an oiled baking sheet.

  5. Step 5

    Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  6. Step 6


    Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and when you tap the base of the loaf it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.


  • For the Dough

    • 500gAllinson's Strong White Bread Flour 
    • 1Allinson's easy bake yeast or time saver yeast 
    • 1 tspBillington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 
    • 2 tspSalt 
    • 300mlWarm water 
    • 50mlOlive oil 


  • Mixing bowl
  • Tea towel
  • Baking sheet

7 Baker Ratings

This is my go-to dough - for bread, bread rolls and pizza base - easy and comes out great!

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I’ve made this bread several times now. So easy. Lovely and light. Stays fresh for ages.

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