Moroccan Black Olive Bread Recipe Video

How to make delicious Moroccan Olive Bread and Baguettes that would go perfectly with your summer picnic sandwiches and dips. Delicious!


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy


 Flour3 Cup (48 tbs) (Keep Extra Flour On The Side For Kneading)
 Warm water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Black olives6 Ounce
 Olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Thyme2 Tablespoon
 Dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 132

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.8%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 647.9 mg27%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g14%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 9 g18.5%

Vitamin A 5.7% Vitamin C 16%

Calcium 4% Iron 28.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Activating yeast:
1- Dilute the dry yeast with the sugar and 3 tablespoons of warm water. Let the yeast mixture rest for 5 minutes. The yeast is active if the mixture expands and bubbles up.
Making the dough:
2- Add the water, olive oil, thyme, and salt to the yeast mixture.
3- Gradually add the flour to the mixture until the flour is completely diluted. You will end up with a sticky dough.
4- Add the olives to the dough.
5- Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Kneading the dough:
6- After 30 minutes, the dough doubles in volume. Sprinkle generously flour on your working area and place the dough over it.
7- Sprinkle the dough with flour and knead for the next 10 minutes using the palm of your hand. Add flour to the dough when needed until you end up with a malleable non-sticky dough.
8- Shape your breads. You can make round breads by flattening a ball of dough the size of your fist. To make French Baguette, flatten the dough into a disk using a rolling pin, then wrap the disk into a roll.
9- Transfer the breads into a baking pan covered with parchment paper.
10- Cover the breads and let them rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Baking the breads:
11- Preheat your oven to 420 F degrees.
12- Place your baking pan in the lower third of the oven and let them bake for 30 minutes or until done.

"This video is a creation of Alia. You can visit Cooking With Alia for complete recipes, and more videos. It is the best resource for Moroccan and other international recipes. "

Editors Review

Here is an outstanding reipe video to make delicious Moroccan olive bread and baguettes that would go perfectly with your summer picnic sandwiches and dips. This recipe is so simple and easy that you can make this awesome bread in your own kitchen.



Yennifer says :

When you got to the baguette, it looked like you placed something inside first, then rolled. What was the item or was I imagining this? I am looking forward to trying this recipe!
Posted on: 14 November 2009 - 2:13am
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foodpsychologist says :

Hi Alia, This Moroccan Olive Bread of your makes a sumptuous meal I guess. I'll try this with a lot of salads as accompaniments.
Posted on: 21 September 2009 - 12:39am
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foododido says :

Only one word comes in mind after seeing this recipe "Delicious". Can we use any flour?
Posted on: 23 July 2009 - 4:22am

Jacob says :

very nice recipes, thank you jacob
Posted on: 14 July 2009 - 10:01am
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Prezi says :

Hi Alia! It has become so that whenever I am in search of a Moroccan dish it automatically takes me to your profie here! :) Well, I loved this olive bread recipes, but i would like to know if could use wholewheat flour or bran instead of all purpose flour to make this olive bread. But i though I would just clear it with your before going for it, coz I do not want that to affect the texture and feel of the bread. So do please let me know, using the substitute will be a good choice or not. Thanks Alia and your recipes rock! :)
Posted on: 23 June 2009 - 3:55am
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healthyeating says :

hi cookingwithalia, thanks a lot for your response. I tried it with blue cheese, and it was good....:))
Posted on: 12 June 2009 - 10:49pm
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aparna.priya says :

i was thinking about some moroccan dish for my family and here it is! I believe, hummus and cheese dip will both be a great accompaniment to this olive bread!!
Posted on: 8 June 2009 - 9:02pm
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healthyeating says :

thanks veg foodie and ifoodiee! i tried the hummus recipe from ifood, it was good. though, somewhere in my mind i believe that cheese dip would be a better option...
Posted on: 8 June 2009 - 8:56pm
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veg foodie says :

they would go great as sandwich bread i believe... classic cheese dip is good with any thing... you can try hummus too. i think it would be fitting!
Posted on: 8 June 2009 - 1:46am
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healthyeating says :

I had heard a lot of times about these olive breads, but never came across the recipe. chef, can you please tell which dip goes perfectly well with this olive bread??
Posted on: 7 June 2009 - 10:18pm
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cookingwithalia says :

It would go well with everything. You can have some olive oil with italian herbs sprinkled on top. Or a european cheese like brie with herbs or goat cheese. yum yum yum!
Posted on: 8 June 2009 - 9:20pm