Olive, Bacon, and Cheese Bread

Olive, Bacon, and Cheese Bread

Olive, Bacon, and Cheese Bread

- 5 fl oz (15 cl) white wine

- 3 1/3 fl oz (10 cl) olive oil

- 4 eggs

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 2 1/2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour

- 1 teaspoon baking powder (about 5 g)

- 5 ounces (150 g) grated Swiss cheese or cheddar

- 1 large onion

- 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) bacon

- 7 ounces (200 g) city ham, cooked and ready to serve (preferably on the bone)

- 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) black olives

- 3 1/2 ounces (100 g) green olives

- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


1. **Prepare the Liquid Base:**

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

2. **Combine Dry Ingredients:**

- In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Sift and stir this mixture into the liquid base until well combined.

3. **Cook the Onion and Bacon:**

- Finely chop the onion and sauté in a skillet with a bit of olive oil (or butter) until softened.

- Add the bacon to the skillet and cook for a few minutes. Ensure to drain the mixture well to prevent the bread from becoming soggy.

4. **Prepare Other Ingredients:**

- Slice the olives and chop the parsley and ham into small pieces.

5. **Combine All Ingredients:**

- Add the cooked onion and bacon mixture, sliced olives, chopped ham, parsley, and grated cheese to the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.

6. **Bake the Bread:**

- Pour the mixture into a buttered 9x5-inch loaf pan.

- Bake in a preheated oven at 360°F (180°C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. **Cool and Serve:**

- Allow the bread to cool slightly in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

- Slice and serve as an appetizer, snack, or alongside a meal.

#### Notes:

- This bread is perfect for parties and gatherings. It can also be made in mini muffin pans for individual servings.

- Remember, while this bread is delicious, it's best enjoyed in moderation due to its rich ingredients like cheese and bacon.

Enjoy this delightful Olive, Bacon, and Cheese Bread, a perfect blend of savory flavors that’s sure to be a hit!