OLIVE, BACON AND CHEESE BREAD

This is the perfect fix for a quick lunch – delicious olive, bacon, and cheese bread for the win! This scene-stealer bread is a breeze to make without the need for any special equipment or skills. I love this so much that I even make a muffin version. The kids are head over heels caught by this delightful bread. If you constantly are looking for a grab and go recipes, then you are in the right place!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/3 fl ounces (10cl) olive oil
  • 5 fl ounces (15cl) of white wine
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 grams) bacon
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp of baking powder (about 5 grams)
  • 2 1/2 c. (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 5 oz. (150 grams) grated Swiss cheese or cheddar
  • 1 large onion
  • 7 oz. (200 grams) city ham, already cooked (Sold as “ready to serve”. Still on the bone, it’s better!)
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 grams) green olives
  • 3 1/2 oz. (100 grams) black olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Place the wine, oil, eggs, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well until combined.

Step 2: In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Sift, then stir into the liquid ingredients.

Step 3: Finely chop the onion.

Step 4: In a skillet, melt the butter or heat a little olive oil. Once hot, add the onions and cook until softened. Add the bacon and continue to cook for a couple of minutes more. When done, set the onion and bacon mixture aside. To avoid soggy dough, drain the mixture.

Step 5: Prep the olives and parsley. Slice them and set them aside. Cut the ham, too, and set aside.

Step 6: To the flour mixture, add all the ingredients including the grated cheese. Mix well until combined, then pour it into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Place in a 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C oven and bake for about an hour.

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