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Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread

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OMG, Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread! Are you looking for a quick lunch fix at work? Or simply a good dish everyone will love at home for dinner? Serve this olive, bacon, ham and cheese quick bread with few crisp salad leaves. No cooking skills required. Easy to do!  This delicious bread would make a good party appetizer too — you could even make this in mini muffin pans. Of course, you a free to explore all of the many ways to serve this forbidden delight. Anyway, just make it and grab a slice for a quick lunch on the go!

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Ingredients list for the Olive, Bacon and Cheese Bread

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    • 5 fl oz (15cl) of white wine
    • 3 1/3 fl oz (10cl) olive oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/2 cup (250g)  all purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder (about 5g)
    • 5 ounces (150g) grated swiss cheese or cheddar
    • 1 large onion
    • 3 1/2 ounces (100g) bacon
    • 7 ounces (200g) city ham, already cooked — sold as “ready to serve”. Still on the bone, it’s better! If you don’t want to bring back the whole ham at home, ask your butcher to slice it off for you.
    • 3 1/2 ounces (100g) black olives
    • 3 1/2 ounces (100g) green olives
    • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


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1. In a large bowl, whisk together the wine, oil, eggs and salt.

2. Separately, mix the flour and baking powder, sift and stir into the liquid preparation.

3. Chop the onion finely and sauté in a skillet with bacon for a few minutes until the onion is translucent and the bacon is cooked. Drain and place on a paper towel to absorb any cooking fat. Set aside.

4. Slice the olives and parsley and cut the ham.

5. Add all ingredients and grated cheese to the basic preparation and mix.

6. Pour into a buttered loaf pan, 9 by 5 inches.

7. Bake in the oven for 1 hour at 360°F (180°C).

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  • Karen

    2021-09-11 07:12:42

    Delicious. I changed it to suit me and my preferred eating habits, Low carb. I didn't use the wine or ham or green olives, did use black olives though. Plus I replaced flour with almond meal. Turned out perfect. Ate some about 30 minutes after cooking it with butter. This morning I toasted a couple of slices for breakfast . This is going to be my new go to bread recipe. Thanks

  • Sandra

    2020-11-24 10:19:41

    My husband and I loved the bread.Not quite sure when to serve it,but I'm certain anytime will work for us.

  • Eva Ferreira

    2020-11-01 20:17:32

    I love cooking!

  • Veronica

    2013-07-03 18:06:07

    Hi! Glad you liked it! Yes, the intended texture is quite dense/compact and moist... The 4 eggs act like a shortening so it's quite normal that the dough doesn't rise that much in the oven. And to answer your last question, no there is no resting required before baking. However it's better to let it cool a bit before serving. Best regards!

  • lyraloo

    2013-07-03 17:42:45

    I have to ask - when you made this bread was it quite thick? I made sure to thoroughly drain the oils and liquids from my ingredients with paper towels to suck it all up - but when I sliced up the bread it was still sort of.. thick, very moist and not incredibly "bready". Is this how you intended the recipe to end up? it tasted amazing, I just wasn't sure if I had done something wrong or maybe you had let yours rise outside the oven for awhile maybe.

  • Eric

    2012-09-11 00:53:01

    It's baking powder actually. I corrected the ingredients list. Thank you very much for pointing this out Jim. Best Regards

  • jim

    2012-09-10 19:15:23

    Confusing instructions--STEP 2 calls for baking powder, but INGREDIENTS calls for yeast.

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