Greek Olive Bread

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 129


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
1/2 cup Kalamata or Greek olives pitted and coarsely chopped


Make 1 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 2 cups flour, or make 1 1/2 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 3 cups flour.

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except olives in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Add olives at the Raisin/Nut signal.

Select Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crust color. Do not use delay cycles. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack.

1 slice: 140 calories (20 calories from fat) 2g fat (0g saturated) 0mg cholesterol 200mg sodium 28g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber) 4g protein.

If your bread machine has a 2-pound vertical pan, the loaf will be short, but still will have good texture and flavor. If your bread machine has a horizontal pan, however, there isn't enough dough to make a good loaf of baked bread.

If your bread machine doesn't have a Raisin/Nut signal, add the nuts 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends. Check your bread machine's use-and-care book to find out how long the last cycle runs.

Did You Know
Kalamata is a popular imported ripe olive from Greece. This purple-black olive is available packed in olive oil or vinegar either type will work in this bread recipe. Not all Kalamata olives are available pitted, so check with your grocer for the pitted ones.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 129
Calories from Fat: 10

This Greek Olive Bread recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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