Eliopita- Greek Olive & Herb Bread
Introducing one of my favorite Greek breads of all time. Packed with wonderful spices, and olives. Eliopita brings back many beautiful memories from Greece. I just remember dipping this bread in olive oil while being at a taverna in Greece. Sometimes the smallest things in life are what matters the most. Like dipping your bread in olive oil, and enjoying that moment.
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Eliopita~ Greek Olive & Herb Bread Recipe
Eliopsomo (Greek Olive Bread) – Ελιόψωμο
Delicious Greek olive bread packed with flavor.
Servings: 1 loaf
- 1 package of active dry yeast
- ¼ cup of warm water
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ cup Greek olive oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 1 cup of Kalamata olives
- In a small bowl mix together the yeast and warm water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes or until bubbles have formed.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Add dried spices and mix in. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture.
- Add water, honey, olive oil, onion, garlic, and olives. Mix with your hands, until a dough starts to form. (Feel free to add another tablespoon of water, if it is dry.)
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. Form it into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
- Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare a baking sheet, lightly greased with olive oil.
- Form the dough into a round that is about 10 inches in diameter. You can flatten it a bit and place it on the baking sheet. Brush the top of the bread with olive oil. I like to sprinkle a little bit of salt, and oregano over the top for extra flavor.
- Bake for 35 minutes at 375° F, or until the crust is golden brown.
- Once the bread is done, remove from oven and let it cool. It is delicious served warm or cold. It’s a nice to treat to dip in olive oil and balsamic vinegar!
Recipe in my second cookbook- A Drop of Ladi & My Greek Soul.