Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread

I’ve always had a passion for baking and a few months ago I decided to try my hand at baking bread and from my experience, you do not need to be a professional baker to start baking. It’s extremely easy and requires few ingredients plus it’s fun to make and the final result is a fresh homemade bread.

A bread dough is very versatile and fresh ingredients such as herbs, spices, olives, cheese etc., can be added to create different breads. My favorite bread to bake is a Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread. For me, thyme & olive compliment each other but if you’re not a fan of the herb feel free to substitute it with a favorite herb of your liking or just skip the herb. The image below is my first try at baking a Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread. The bread is soft, delicious in taste and goes well with cream or feta cheese.


Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread Knots Recipe:

1 1/2 cups of flour (plain flour or bread flour)
3/4 cup of warm water
1/2 cup of black olives cut into small pieces
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoons of thyme
1/2 tablespoon of dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt

Activate dry yeast with sugar and warm water and let the yeast mixture rest for 5 minutes.
Tip: The yeast is active if the mixture expands and bubbles up.
Next, add the olive oil, thyme, herbs and salt to the yeast mixture.
Gradually add the flour to the mixture until the flour is completely absorbed and finally fold the olives into the dough.
Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place until it doubles in size.

5 thoughts on “Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread

  1. hi there… i will definitely try the bread recipe.. hav enever made bread at home.. i have some indian recipes on my blog and a few bakes!!! check it out..planning to try some emirati dishes too:)… do check it out an dlet me know..
    this is my link u click on my name.. u should be directed there!!! have fun blogging!!!chao ..

  2. Hi there..just saw ur post on fooderati arabia… first attempt at bread and that is suerb!!!but i do not see the full recipe here.. ???!!!

    I am also new to blogging .. i started a blog sometime back but have been active on it since teh last month…
    keep blogging.. hope to see more recipes from you.!!!

    1. Hi Renu!

      Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 Blogging has been so much fun so far!

      If you click on the ” Moroccan Olive & Thyme Bread” highlighted in green, it’ll take you to the link from where I got the recipe.

      Post me a link to your blog, i’d love to give it a read. Also, do try the bread recipe & let me know how it goes x

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