Mediterranean Bread - Bread Machine Recipe

I could have called this delicious bread recipe a lot of things, but I settled on simply 
'Mediterranean Bread'
It was fun to develop this recipe and just as much fun eating it!
This recipe contains parmesan cheese, so to make this bread dairy-free, simply substitute the parmesan with a stronger flavoured dairy-free cheese.

450g gluten-free plain flour
1 3/4 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
7g sachet of fast-acting dried yeast
2  1/2 teaspoons dried Italian mixed herbs

325ml dairy-free milk
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium eggs, beaten
80g parmesan cheese, finely grated (or your choice of dairy-free cheese)
40g pitted black olives, chopped
40g green olives stuffed with pimento, chopped
25g sundried tomatoes, chopped small

What to do:
Sift together the gluten-free flour with the xanthan gum, then stir through the sugar and salt until evenly mixed. Set aside.

Whisk together the dairy-free milk, olive oil, eggs and dried mixed herbs, then pour into your bread pan.

Sprinkle on top the finely grated cheese, then the olives and sundried tomatoes.

Evenly cover with the gluten-free flour mix and sprinkle the dried yeast over the top.

Choose the 'fast bake' setting and press 'start'.

Tip: After a few minutes, I find it helpful to give the mixing a hand, by using a flexible spatula to scrape down and around the edges, making sure the mixing is even.

When baked, leave to rest in the bread pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.  Or, give the loaf a darker crust by choosing the 'Bake Only' setting. 

Tip: Do not forget that different gluten-free flours have different absorbances, so adjust the liquid in this recipe if you need to, depending on your choice of flour. After one or two bakes, you should know exactly how much liquid to add.


  1. There's just nothing like eating a slice of warm, homemade bread fresh from the oven. cheap bread maker


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