Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
An easy quick bread. Add walnuts if desired. Perfect for an Italian or Greek dinner. From Pop It, Stir It, Fix It, Serve It.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder, plus
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (2 1/4 ounce) can olives, sliced & drained
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan or a baking sheet with oil or nonstick spray.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, oregano, and cumin in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir with a fork or whisk to distribute.
- Add beaten egg, milk, and oil. Stir until moistened. Stir in olives and nuts if using.
- Smooth dough into 9x5-inch loaf pan, or form dough into a ball shape, place on pan, and flatten into a round about 3 inches high and 8 or 9 inches in diameter. Brush a little olive oil on the top if desired.
- Bake about 40 minutes, or until brown and knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
I got around to maki8ng this today. It was easy to prepare andI didnt have a mess to clean up after, just 1 bowl. I have the same thing happen it didnt brown on the top .Maybe I didnt put enough oil on the top. All that being said It was very good and we polished the loaf at suppertime but kept 1 slice to take for lunch tomorrow. I will make it again for sure .Hubby was very impressed with mine but he didnt see what it should have looked like. brenda
I was very happy this recipe turned out as well as it did. Next time I will try fresh oregano from the garden (once it starts growing again.) Used a combination of kalamata olives and some Spanish olives stuffed with garlic and pimientos. A few posters mentioned the bread was "crumbly" but that is the nature of quick breads. Also, the type of flour used may require a little bit more liquid. I shaped the bread by lightly kneading on a floured surface, brushed with olive oil and added only a 1/2 cup of walnuts. I personally wouldn't omit the walnuts, they added a nice crunch to the bread. I will try baking the bread next time in a preheated cast iron skillet. Thanks for posting.
I made this for KelBel's cookathon and so glad I found it. Such a delicious earthy bread, the seasonings go so well with the olives and walnuts. The perfect partner to pasta night. Thank you!