Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tasty Tuesday

Mom has been wanting to make a Kalamata Olive bread for awhile.  She bought one at the grocery store awhile back and loved it so she's been searching for a recipe to make one herself.  She found quick bread recipes that use milk and she found yeast bread recipes that use the kalamata olive juice brine and that one sounded more flavorful to her so that's the one that she chose.


  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brine from olives
  • 1 cup warm water (enough to make 1 1/2 cups when combined with brine)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil (dried leaf)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup olives (finely chopped kalamata, about 2 dozen pitted olives)
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She didn't have dried basil so she used Mrs Dash's salt-free Italian Medley.   She adds it to soups and pretty much everything.  

You had to be here to smell it baking away in the bread machine.   It was driving us both NUTS with the Italian aroma from the spice mix!
 Is there anything more yummy than warm bread with butter?  Mom doesn't think so.
 It smells delicious and tastes yummy, mom!
We both give it a TEN and we will be making this recipe again!

Happy Fat Tuesday and Happy Mardi Gras!
Love ya lots♥


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Man would love this. Lady not so much just cause she is weird and dislikes olives.

easyweimaraner said...

the mama dreams about your bread tonight... it smiles and it screams her name LOL

Millie and Walter said...

That bread sounds delish. We're glad you got a sample too.

C.L.W.STEP said...

That sounds super yummy!

Sue said...

Oh you've made Mom so jealous. Her bread machine died and she can't wait to get a new one. We all love the smell of bread baking and you're right about fresh warm bread tasting wonderful. Even our birds like the fresh bread.

Brian said...

Oh yum, ir'a hard to beat the smell of bread baking!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That sounds very tasty, Molly. Glad you got to taste it too. Mom keeps wanting to get a bread machine too. Maybe we can get some nibbles too.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Sandee said...

My husband bakes bread. I'm giving him this recipe. Thank you.

Have a woof woof day, Molly. My best to your mom. ♥

M. K. Clinton said...

Happy Mardi Gras! My husband would LOVE this recipe.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD..... ssssluurrrrpppp.... a new recipe for my bread oven!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

The Army of Four said...

Our mom is drooling! She loves bread AND she loves olives!!!
Cam and Mags

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Alas, the only problem with warm, fresh bread is it tends to be eaten too quickly in this house. BOL!

jank1961 said...

It looks good, but I'm not a fan of olives so I don't think it would appeal to me! :)
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

The Gang at LLB said...

OMD..We think Mama may be drooling a bit...that bread looks nommy!!

Happy Mardis Gras!
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

My GBGV Life said...

My mom could eat an entire loaf of fresh bread with butter, I think. Enjoy!

Kinley Westie said...

Sounds yummy!

l said...

yum! except I don't like olives! LOL but I love bread and yours looks amazing. I just pretended it had italian spices and cheese bits!
Dave and Reacher want to try it!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Mom loves fresh baked bread!
Hazel & Mabel