Eliopsoma / Olive Breadsticks


This week’s theme is Greek dishes and I have to make three dishes. But I was so spoilt for choice that picking only three was a tough job. But I couldn’t miss out on the breads and so I picked two breads and a salad for this week. The first is this delicious olive breadstick which is simple to bake and tastes absolutely amazing.

Ideally you would need to twist the dough a little before baking but I missed that because I was in a hurry to go somewhere and so the shapes are not ideal but it doesn’t have much of an impact on the taste or texture of the crumb. So mine tourned out more like a roll and less like breadsticks but all’s well that tastes well. Right?


Makes 10 bread sticks

Recipe from here


All purpose flour                       200 gms

Whole wheat flour                       50 gms

Water                                            180 gms

Instant yeast                                     5 gms

Salt                                                      5 gms

Olive oil                                              1 tbsp

Black olives, pitted & chopped   120 gms

Dried thyme                                        1 tsp

  • Mix the flours, yeast and salt in a bowl
  • Add the water and olive oil
  • Knead for 5-7 minutes till it is a wet soft dough
  • Add the olives and thyme and mix well to incorporate them in the dough
  • Place them in a greased bowl till the dough triples in size. It should take around 1- 1 1/2 hours
  • Take out the dough and divide into 10 equal parts
  • Roll each part of the dough and twist to form a stick
  • Place on a greased baking tray, cover and set aside for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven at 220C
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or till the top of the bread stick is nicely brown
  • Cool slightly on a wire rack
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!


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11 Comments Add yours

  1. gayathriraani says:

    Twisted or not, the texture of the bread stick is so good. You are becoming a master bread baker.

  2. Priya Suresh says:

    Omg, ultimate breadsticks, love olives in bread, lovely breadsticks.

  3. Awesome bread , now you surely are a pro at these , the bread looks super tempting , would love to grab it .

  4. Zerin Bobby Hussain says:

    I am sure these bread sticks tastes great with soups. However, the addition of olives should make it as a great snack as well, I guess.

  5. Pavani says:

    Those breadsticks look so inviting Sowmya. Love those olives peeking out — yummy!!

  6. they look so good – if only I liked olives 🙂

  7. Anlet Prince says:

    True this is absolutely amazing

  8. OMG what an amazing crumb Sowmya. I am coming to BAngalore just to eat this.

  9. The texture of the bread sticks looks amazing.

  10. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Oh my Sowmya, that texture is a kill yaar!..too good..one of these days I must pick on my yeast and attempt the long bookmarks I have of yours!

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