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Video:French Ham and Olive Bread

with Natasha Levitan

Ham and olive cheese bread is a savory French bread that can be served as an accompaniment to your dinner, or as an appetizer with salad. See how easy it is to bake a fresh loaf in your kitchen.See Transcript

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Transcript:French Ham and Olive Bread

Hi! I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make French ham and olive bread at home.

Ham and Olive Bread Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted green olives, sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Prepare the Bread Toppings

Slice your olives into thin round slices and set them aside. If you're using sliced ham, dice it.

Mix the Dough

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl whisk together eggs, wine and olive oil. Make a well in the center of your bowl with flour mixture and pour in the whisked liquids. Mix them together until they form a soft dough.

Mix the Ingredients

Add in savory ingredients. Add to your dough chopped ham, sliced olives and Gruyere cheese and mix them into your batter so they're well distributed.

Bake the Ham and Olive Bread

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Oil your baking loaf pan and pour in the batter. Smooth it on top and place it in the hot oven for 45 minutes or until it turns golden brown and the fork inserted comes out clean. Once it's baked, cool it and cut it into slices.

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