Bacon Olive Bread - No Yeast

Pat Duran


Recipe from "Around My French Table", this is the best tasting Italian bread I have had in a long time. This is puffy and golden- so good with butter or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Try a piece and you will see what I mean.

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makes one loaf


20 Min


45 Min




1 2/3 c
all purpose flour
2 3/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
4 large
eggs,room temperature
1/2 c
whole milk
6 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
ham, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
finely chopped cooked bacon
1 1/2 c
coarsely grated cheddar cheese
2/3 c
pitted black olives, sliced into rings. or chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 400^. Spray an 8x5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk the first 3 ingredients together and make a well in the center.Set aside.
In another small bowl lightly beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk,and olive oil .
Pour egg mixture into the well of the dry ingredients, and stir gently to blend.
Fold in the cheese, ham,bacon and olives. Pour into prepared pan and bake in oven for 10 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375^ and continue to bake the loaf for 35 minutes, until it's puffed and golden brown, or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let it rest for 5 minutes, then remove from pan.
Let cool at least 10 minutes, Serve with butter or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy