Onion, Olive and Chive Bread

My wife has been baking bread this week and we are always on the look-out for a bread that is a little different from the norm. When I saw a recipe for Onion, Olive and Chive Bread, I thought we would give it a try. It was such a  great success, I'm sharing it with you, so I hope you'll give it a try this coming weekend. Making bread is easy!

Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf and serves 8)
2tbs olive oil
2 onions - finely chopped
500g self-raising white flour
1tsp salt
1 pinch of hot chilli powder
4tbs fresh chives - chopped
85g pitted green olives (drained weight) - finely chopped
2 eggs
150ml milk

  • Preheat the oven to 200'C or Gas Mark 6.
  • Grease or flour a baking sheet or baking tin and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onions and sauté over a medium heat for about 10 minutes or until softened. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  • Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, then stir in the chilli powder, chives, olives and onions.
  • Add the eggs, then stir in enough milk, mixing to form a soft, but not sticky dough.
  • Gather the dough together using your hands, then turn it onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 2 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into an oval and place on the baking sheet or in the baking tin.
  • Bake the loaf for 35-40 minutes, or until the loaf has risen and lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve warm or cold in slices.


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