Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Olive Bread - Zeytinli Ekmek

Olive Bread - Zeytinli Ekmek

Here's a tasty savory bread with olives, cheese and herbs. Very easy to make. It is great at breakfast/brunch as well as at afternoon tea-time.

  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (about 1/2 pepper), chopped
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives (use the ones stuffed with red pepper if you like)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black caraway seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray an oven safe bread loaf pan with olive oil, set aside.

Steam chopped red bellpepper until it is cooked. About 2-3 minutes.

In a large pan, combine olive oil, eggs and milk. Mix well with a wisk until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, parsley and dill, mix with spoon. Add peppers, olives and feta cheese, gently stir with a spoon. Pour the mixture into the bread loaf pan. Sprinkle caraway seeds on top (optional). Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake, about 50-60 minutes.

Remove from the oven, let it cool to room temperature. Remove from the pan. Slice and transfer to a serving tray. Enjoy!

Afiyet Olsun! Bon Appetit!
Crumbled feta cheese and olives

Chopped bell peppers, parsley and dill

Steamed bell peppers

Oil, milk and eggs mixed

Flour, baking powder, herbs added to the batter

Peppers, cheese and olives added

Ready to go in the oven

Fresh out of the oven

Sliced, ready to be served!