Olive Bread Bread Machine Recipe
A delicious bread recipe that is easy to make and very healthy to eat. Set your bread maker and wake up to an olive bread smell in the morning!
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Olives are small fruits that are rich in antioxidants which reduce the risk of several diseases such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Olive trees can grow all around the world but the best and the oldest ones are in the Mediterranean region. The Mediterranean region is the main producer of olive and olive oil in the world, and the best quality products come from this region as well.
There are several ways to add this healthy small fruit into the daily menu to benefit from it. In the Mediterranean region olive is brined to get mature and eaten for breakfast. But, in other regions, for example in the US and Europe, it is mostly used as an ingredient in different recipes such as pizza, and salads.
Making olive bread as in this recipe is another healthy way of incorporating olive into the daily menu. You can make different sandwiches with olive bread either for breakfast or for other meals of the day. For example, tuna and salmon sandwiches will be perfect with olive bread.
Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Basic (#1)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes
- Loaf size: 2 pounds (1000 grams)
1½ cups water (at room temperature)
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups strong white bread flour
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
½ cup chopped black olives (add after the nut icon signals)
- Loaf size: 2½ pounds (1250 grams)
1¾ cups water (at room temperature)
4 tablespoons olive oil
5 cups strong white bread flour
1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
2¼ teaspoons salt
2¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast
¾ cup chopped black olives (add after the nut icon signals)
- Loaf size: 3 pounds (1500 grams)
2 cups water (at room temperature)
5 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups strong white bread flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2½ teaspoons salt
2½ teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 cup chopped black olives (add after the nut icon signals)
Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.
Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.
Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.
Use the “Program” button to select the program #1 for the basic bread making cycle.
Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.
Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer time to cook.
Press the “Start” button to start the bread making cycle.
The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.
If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.
After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.
Your olive bread is ready. Slice it and enjoy!
HOW TO STORE OLIVE BREAD:
You can leave olive bread at room temperature for up to 3 days, and in the fridge for up to 5 days. You should put it in an airtight container to avoid drying.
You can freeze olive bread slices in an airtight container to consume much later. They feel as fresh as newly baked when you toast them in the morning.