Olive & Oregano Bread

Olive & Oregano Bread

Black olives add a great flavour to this Italian loaf recipe for bread machines which goes well with pasta dishes or pizza and a nice glass of wine! You can vary the recipe with different varieties of olives depending on your tastes.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Ready In: 4 hours 30 minutes


  • 3/4 tsp Dried Yeast (for bread machines)
  • 400g (14 oz) Strong White Flour
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 50g (2 oz) Pitted Black Olives – chopped
  • 280 ml Water


Measure out your ingredients and simply follow your Bread Machine instructions to create your own Olive Bread. For the Panasonic bread machine, we add the ingredients to the pan and select the Italian BAKE program of 4 hours 30 minutes.

Hints & Tips

Choosing a bread machine can be difficult but we highly recommend the Panasonic SD-255 Automatic Breadmaker (now replaced by the Panasonic SD-2501 WXC Automatic Breadmaker which is the newer model – see below). Although more expensive than some models, the Panasonic machines produce great results and we have had ours for some years now.

We prefer Waitrose Canadian Strong White Flour which produces good results and flavours every time. Traditionally milled, it is sold by Waitrose in 1.5 kg bags.

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