Gluten Free Mediterranean Olive Bread

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If you like olives, you will love this gluten-free olive bread, it is mouthwatering with a crispy crust and is very addictive. This recipe is super easy to make no need for long kneading, but you will need a cast iron pot with a lid that is big enough to fit the bread in.


  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. gluten-free active dry yeast
  • 1 cup gluten-free brown rice flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp. gluten-free tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp. gluten-free ground flax seed
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. organic, gluten-free apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mixed dried pitted olives (I used black and green)
  • ¼ cup gluten-free cornmeal
  • Instructions

  • In a small bowl stir warm water and honey, then add in yeast and let it rest for 15 minutes
  • In a large bowl mix flours, starch, flaxseed and sea salt.
  • Add olive oil and apple cider vinegar to yeast and stir
  • Pour yeast mix in the flour and add in olives, and then with a spatula stir until it forms dough in a ball shape. Cover with a clean tea towel and rest for one hour. After an hour fold the dough over a couple of times and lay on a cornmeal dusted clean tea towel and dust with a little cornmeal on top and cover with the tea towel for two more hours.
  • Place a cast iron pot without the lid in the oven and preheat to 450 F (I used Le Creuset Dutch oven)
  • Once the oven is preheated gently transfer the dough to the heated pot and cover with the lid. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake 20 more minutes
  • Place bread on a cooling rack to cool.

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    2 Responses to Gluten Free Mediterranean Olive Bread

    • [email protected] September 14, 2017

      Unfortunately, these are the worst instructions I have ever encountered. I nearly burnt the house down. 450 degrees in the oven is too hot. I’m guessing the writer meant to say that after preheating the cast iron pot, turn the oven OFF, put the bread into the iron pot ON TOP OF THE OVEN, NOT IN THE OVEN, letting the warmth of the cast iron pot bake the bread. But this is not what the instructions say. The instructions are dangerously misleading and cause a fire in the house.

      • Kristina Stosek September 15, 2017

        Dear Maureen, we have just re-tested the recipe, and the bread turned out perfect as per recipe and no issues with a hot oven. I am sorry that you had issues with the oven heat. I truly don’t understand, I am assuming you used 450 F
        my sincere apologies.

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