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Rustic Olive Bread

The easiest olive bread you will find! Salty olives are stuffed into a crusty rustic french bread. Homemade bread is made simple!
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs


  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted chopped Kalamata olives; make sure they are drained


  • Combine the first six ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Use a spatula to roughly combine the ingredients. Let rest for 15 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • Fold in the olives. Attach the dough hook and knead on medium for 5 minutes. Sprinkle in a bit more flour as needed if the dough won't release from the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer the kneaded dough to an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise for 60 minutes in a warm place.
  • Punch the dough down, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your hands to shape it into a loaf. Allow to rise for another 60 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place a second baking sheet on the bottom rack. Dust the loaf with flour and use a serrated knife to make 3-5 shallow cuts across the top.
  • Place the baking sheet containing the dough on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Toss a half cup of water onto the hot baking sheet on the bottom rack and close the door. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.