Greek Cheese and Olive Quick Bread

"I love this bread as a snack mid-morning. It satisfies in so many ways. Its texture is more like a savoury biscuit and really good. Olives and feta cheese are perfect companions."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
3 loaves
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Beat eggs, yoghurt and baking powder together.
  • Add butter and eggs to mixture and beat well.
  • Add feta cheese, olives and flour and knead mixture until dough easily comes off hands Add olive oil.
  • Separate dough into 3 equal portions.
  • Shape into 3 balls and place on oiled baking sheet.
  • Press down with palm, to flatten slightly.
  • Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds and press again lightly to make them ‘stick’.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until cheese breads sound hollow when tapped on bottom.

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Reviews

  1. miasmama
    I love greek food, I love kalamata olives, feta, and bread. I love all these things and was really excited about this recipe because there's a bakery in my town that sells olive bread. This didn't live up to expectations for me. It was WAY too salty (the olives, feta, and yogurt did it in), and I didn't care for the dry biscuit texture. Really bummed it didn't work out.
     
  2. Jenna-Rae
    This bread was the perfect addition to the Greek dinner I planned. It had just the right crumbly texture and the olives and feta really came through with a pop! I got three large loafs out of the recipe and stacked them whole in a basket and let people tear off what they wanted. I will be making this again for sure!
     
  3. iLuv2cook 2
    Outstanding Savoury Bread! Feta and Olive combo...what more can a Greek ask for LOL!!! I made recipe to the letter and it was AWESOME crumbly/savoury texture/taste....would recommend to go with your favourite WINE. Thanks Chef Ev's!!!
     
  4. Chef Kate
    I halved the recipe and made mini loaves -- 2 for gifts, one for me. I'm so glad because my mini loaf disappeared in a trice. Slice a tiny piece and taste, repeat, repeat--All Gone! If I'd made a large loaf, I would have eaten a large loaf. It's a wonderful recipe--it looks like bread, it slices like poundcake, has a cake-like texture/crumb, but the flavor is definitely savory. While I eat the crumbs hat are left, I am imagining creative uses of this bread on an appetizer table. Thanks, Ev!!
     
  5. Random Rachel
    This was excellent! I only made 1/3 batch, and split it into 4 portions to bake, so it only took about 20 minutes. I used the rolls/biscuits instead of burger buns with some feta burgers - the flavors complimented each other really well, but I wish I had made some more of thebread to just eat :) for ZWT9
     
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  1. Random Rachel
    This was excellent! I only made 1/3 batch, and split it into 4 portions to bake, so it only took about 20 minutes. I used the rolls/biscuits instead of burger buns with some feta burgers - the flavors complimented each other really well, but I wish I had made some more of thebread to just eat :) for ZWT9
     

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