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Greek Olive Bread

Bread is a staple part of the Greek diet, along with other things too. A favourite way to eat bread is dipping it in olive oil, so don't be repulsed if you get served a plate of bread with a bowl of olive oil, the Greeks have been eating it years! This recipe shows you how to make fresh bread with olives through.

Once cooked, the bread can be served hot or cold.




You will need:

1 onion, chopped
olive oil
10 black olives, chopped
1 orange, juiced
½ kilogram baking flour
fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsps baking powder


  • Mix the flour, 2 tsps salt, 1 tsp sugar, 4 tsps olive oil, the baking powder, half a cup of water and the orange juice in to a bowl and mix together using a whisk.
  • Once the mixture has been mixed together well, leave to chill in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes.
  • Whilst the dough mixture is in the refrigerator, start to prepare the olive mixture. Mix the parsley, olives and onion and 1 tsp of olive oil in a bowl and mix together.
  • Preheat the oven to 175'c / 350'F
  • When the dough is ready to be taken out of the refrigerator, roll the dough mixture out into a sheet.
  • Add the olive mix on to the sheet of dough and roll the dough with the ingredients in the middle, so that it should resemble a baguette with a filling in the middle.
  • Cover the dough to allow it to rise and then place in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and enjoy!!