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Bloomin’ Olive Bread

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Olives.  Most people either love ’em or hate ’em, and in my family there is definitely nothing but LOVE for the round little green and black treats.  My kids literally cannot get enough of them!

During a visit a few months ago, my friend Edie introduced us to the joys of olive bread, something I had never even heard of before.  She made it as an afterthought, a side dish to serve alongside a much more impressive main course, but my family was all about the bread.  In our house, where we favor simplicity, this is good enough to serve as a main course, but it also makes a great party dish to share!

My own version uses a sourdough round, but you could also simply spread the cheese mixture overtop of two halves of a loaf of french bread.

Here is what you need:

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1 round loaf of sourdough bread, unsliced
½ 6 oz jar Pimiento-stuffed green olives
½ 6 oz can  black olives
1 bunch green onions 
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 8oz package shredded cheese (I like Mexican blend)
¼ teaspoon pepper

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil so that foil overlaps cookie sheet on all sides.

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Step 2: With a sharp bread knife or electric knife, slice loaf almost to the bottom, then rotate bread and slice again as shown.  Be careful not to slice all the way through!  Place loaf on prepared cookie sheet and set aside.

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Step 3: Slice olives; set aside.

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Step 4: Slice green onions; set aside.

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Step 5: In medium bowl, mix together butter, mayonnaise and pepper until well blended.

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Step 6:  Mix in olives and green onions.

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Step 7: Mix in shredded cheese.

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Step 8: Stuff olive mixture into bread, working into all the spaces.

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Step 9: Cover loaf with foil.  Bake for 15 minutes.

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Step 10: Unwrap loaf.  Bake additional 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melty and bubbly.  Serve immediately.

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Olives–do you love ’em or hate ’em?

12 Comments

  1. January 14 at 03:50PM

    I’ve only made plain whole wheat bread, but this looks like a great recipe to branch out in my bread making skills. Thanks for posting!

  2. January 15 at 07:56AM

    This bread looks delicious Ruth! I’m not a huge olive fan myself, but my husband loves them. It looks like I’ll be making this for him very soon:)

  3. January 15 at 08:01AM

    Wow…this looks DELICIOUS! Pinning! 🙂

  4. January 15 at 11:31AM

    Hubby hates olives so I’ll have to make this just for me!! Found your recipe at the Thrifty Thursday Link Party. I am the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe. Here is the link
    http://bit.ly/1BXdrnz
    Lori

  5. Bekah
    January 16 at 03:44PM

    Looks yummy, but I wonder if anyone has any ideas for olive substitutes in this recipe?

    • Joy Dauble
      January 17 at 06:17PM

      I think artichokes or diced peppers (red & yellow maybe?) would be a good substitute.

    • Anonymous
      March 11 at 11:53PM

      How about diced salami and pepperoni, or bacon and ham.

  6. Jill
    February 4 at 12:00PM

    I cannot wait to try this, as my whole family loves olives.
    (FYI- I believe the text version of the instructions is missing the part about mixing the butter, mayo, and pepper?)

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 5 at 12:43PM

      Hi Jill,
      Thanks for letting me know about the missing step. I think your family is really going to love this bread!! 🙂

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