Olive Oil Bread

Olive Oil Bread


"A quick, easy bread that works well with Italian foods and pastas. Try forming the dough into a round ball or a long loaf for French bread."


1 h 15 m servings 111 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl mix together the warm water (110 degrees), yeast, sugar, salt, and olive oil. Stir in 2 cups of the flour in order to make a soft ball. Knead in additional flour so that dough is soft and not sticky. Place kneaded dough in a medium size greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
  2. Punch down dough, and form into ball or loaf shape. Place onto a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise for 15 to 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 71 Ratings


Wonderful. Tastes like true European bread that one could get in a bakery or very nice restaurant. For those who had problems with dryness, I used 2 cups of flour to start with, as stated in t...

Excellent bread! Moist, chewy, and flavorful. For all of the dry bread reviews, here is the trick ... add more water slowly, a little at a time, until the bread forms a ball. The ball should ...

This was the easiest yeast bread I've ever made. It makes a fairly small loaf so if your having company I would recommend making two loaves. I took this to a church dinner and there was none l...

I loved this recipe! I added rosemary and a little more olive oil. It tasted wonderful. It tasted so good with grilled vegetable sandwiches!

When I made this bread, I only used 2 cups of flour; I got a delicious and moist loaf of bread! I also let it rise a bit longer than recommended, just because I had the time. Excellent bread, wi...

this is a good bread tho i did add all the flour and had to add about 4 more TBSP of warm water...i added vital wheat gluten coz i do that with ALL the yeast breads i make...but it turned out to...

I made this recipe and it turned out very dry. In fact, I couldnt even form the dough into one loaf, I had to make several small rolls. I think it calls for too much flour

I tried this recipe twice and it turned out very dry both times.

The recipe was very easy and the best part is, it tastes wonderful! I brushed the crust with butter immediately after removing from the oven. That made the crust especially good.