French Olive Bread
5 from 1 vote

French Olive Bread Easy Delicious

French Olive Bread, soft form the inside, filled with black olives, a light golden crust from the outside. So flavorful you'd want to have it on its own.
Course Bread,
Cuisine French
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 36 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon chopped black olives
  • 1 teaspoon oil


  • In half-cup warm water add the sugar and yeast, stir to dissolve.
  • In a bowl, sift or whisk flour with salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture, and oil to the flour and knead until smooth for 10 minutes by hand.
  • Dry the olives with kitchen towel and add to the dough, knead just to combine.
  • Dough might get sticky now, so add little flour and knead until dough is no more sticky and smooth.
  • Cover dough and let it rest for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Punch the dough to take out all the air. Roll the dough to a log around 13” long.
  • Place on the baking sheet and let it rise again for 40 minutes. Make light cuts on the loaf (score the loaf).
  • Oven must be pre-heated to 400F, bake the loaf for 16 minutes, and then let it cool on cooling rack.