This olive bread recipe is a Mediterranean cuisine specialty. It is also called the Mediterranean bread.
Many variations of olive bread are popular all over the Mediterranean.
If you slightly modify the basic bread recipe - just add chopped olives in it - you will also get a tasty olive bread.
Or, you can try this recipe.
Dissolve the yeast in ½ cup warm water and add 1 teaspoon flour and sugar. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Put the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add olive oil, olives and yeast mixture.
Mix well, adding as much warm water as necessary to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, sprinkle it with flour, cover it with plastic wrap and then leave it in a warm place for one hour (or until doubled in size).
Preheat the oven to 200° C/400° F. Brush the dough with olive oil and bake for one hour.
There are many olive bread recipes, since olive bread is a bakery item with a great taste and is the premier choice among men, women and children because of the health benefits of olive oil.
Olive oil is used for anti-aging. It has a beneficial effect on the toning and protection of the skin. It prevents dementia and increases longevity. It is also good for the heart. It helps in reducing bad cholesterol. It prevents a disease from resurfacing again as it nips it in the bud. As it is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins it resists cancers. With proper diet and adequate consumption of olive oil, cancer can be kept at bay.
It is also effective in controlling diabetes, helps in reducing obesity, lowers blood pressure and acts as a valuable tool against osteoporosis as it helps to make bones stronger by mineralization by helping in absorbing calcium.
It is also useful and stomach ailments and ulcers. It creates a soothing effect in the stomach lining and lowers the chance of gallstone formation. It is one of the good oils and has healing fats. It also prevents formation of colon cancer.
It makes food very tasty.
More and more people are coming to know of its benefits and are using it in their day to day life.