Olive, Green Onion and Cheese Beer Bread

Olive, Green Onion and Cheese Beer Bread

This deceptively fast and easy olive beer bread recipe with green onions and cheese uses Linsday Organic Kalamata olives and tastes amazing! Created by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

  • Makes 1 loaf, serves 8 people. servings


  • 1/4 cup (57 g or 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 1/2 cups (400 g) bread flour or 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup (85 g) cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon white granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup (70 g) Lindsay Organic Kalamata Olives, roughly sliced

  • 1/2 cup (50 g) finely grated medium cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 3 medium sized ones)

  • 1 1/2 cups (12 fluid ounces or 355 ml) beer

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Brush a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with half the melted butter.

  2. Place the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Stir vigorously with a balloon whisk until all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed and uniform in color. Add the Lindsay Kalamata olives, cheese and green onions and mix with a large spatula until blended.

  3. Pour the beer into the middle of the bowl on top of the dry ingredients and stir together with large spatula until a dough forms. Fight the urge to overmix and leave a few dry spots here and there. Scrape into the prepared loaf pan and then brush the remaining butter over the dough.

  4. Bake in the oven 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert on a wire rack and remove from pan. Let cool completely before serving.