The first time I tried Rosemary-Olive Soda Bread, I was in the tiny kitchen of a catamaran. My very generous parents took my siblings and I on a chartered catamaran trip through the British Virgin Islands…It was a blissful week full of sun, water and delicious food.
That trip was where I learned good food doesn’t require high-tech appliances, large spaces and complex ingredients. Good food can come from tiny places.
A few summers ago, my dad, husband Patrick and I built this tiny home to rent out to vacationers. My favorite part of the tiny home is probably the “kitchen”…it consists of a mini fridge, baby stove, tiny oven and microwave…we think it’s adorable.
And it turns out, that tiny kitchen can produce some delicious food, like this Rosemary-Olive Soda Bread for example. Sure, you have to be a little creative when cooking in a limited space, but you can always make it work. (Flash-back to my first dorm kitchen…me mixing a bowl of pancake batter on the ground because of our non-existent counter space.)
It doesn’t matter where you live…in a gorgeous mansion, city apartment, college dorm, or tiny home, you can always find a way to make a healthy, delicious meal or a loaf of fresh bread.
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp. cold, unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup Pecorino or Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup Kalamata or green olives
- 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix first three ingredients in large bowl.
- Chop butter and add to dry ingredients; mix lightly with pastry cutter or fork until crumbly.
- Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, olives and rosemary.
- Add milk and water, and mix just until blended. Knead a few times.
- Form into small loaf, brush top with milk and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
- Bake on pizza stone or cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes.
*Recipe can be easily doubled.
*To test whether the baked bread is done, tap on the top and bottom of the loaf. If it sounds sort of hollow, it's done!
Cute little house and love soda bread.
Thanks Candy! We love soda bread too 🙂
I love that tiny little house! So cute! I’ve never had soda bread. DO you think it would taste okay without the olives??
Angela, We’ve never tried it without the olives, but I’m sure it would still taste amazing. The rosemary makes it really yummy and that crunchy parmesan cheese on top is on point. 🙂 Give it a try without the olives and let us know how it turns out!
Um this is amazing! Beautifully shot too! YuM!
Thanks Chloe! It’s a yummy one 🙂
I actually really like soda bread but I bet these ingredients give it a definite flavor kick. Super cute little kitchen too:).
Thanks Angie! And yes, the rosemary and olives definitely give it an extra boost of flavor!
Love the little kitchen! It’s not the size of the kitchen, but the intention of the chef! That bread looks delicious. I am totally hungry now!
You are so right Jennifer. And I’m glad you like the look of the bread! Give it a try and let us know how you like it 🙂
sounds like an amazing trip! love that tiny house, i watch that tv show myself. not sure if i could do it full time but a vacation place yes!
Leslie, I definitely agree with you there. It would be pretty hard to live in that tiny home long-term, but it’s really fun for a few days! If you’re ever traveling through Utah and want to stay in a tiny home, you know who to talk to 😉
Tiny houses sure have gained popularity recently. My BF is a pretty big guy so it’s kind of hard for me to envision him being into one, but I never say never. I’ve never had soda bread, but the recipe seems simple and your description makes it sound like a must try.
Ah! I love tiny houses! And bread! And simple! So glad to have found you. Going to follow you on everything now so that I can hopefully find something to make for dinner (or breakfast or lunch) one of these days that isn’t the 5 things I make. Hahaha (but the sorta sad hahaha, like you make when you’re supposed to be an adult and can’t cook to save your life).
Thanks for sharing this!
Hannah, I know exactly how you feel…I get in cooking ruts every now and then. Hope we can help inspire you to get outside your comfort zone. Happy cooking (and, of course, eating!)
In this post, great everything! Separately want to mention that the owners of the house have excellent sense of taste! I would like to see the outside of the house 🙂
Being from northern ireland, we love our soda bread – this sounds lovely!
Yum! This looks amazing. I’m going to share with my clients as a tasty option for homemade bread!
Going to have to try this. We love Rosemary breads! So fresh and flavorful
Shannon, We hope you like it! 🙂
This looks great – definitely one to try with lots of butter x
Gill, Absolutely! ALWAYS butter:) Enjoy!
Fantastic easy recipe :). I’ve done it twice so far and it has been a hit with family and friends. Thank you for the recipe.
Hi Timothee! We’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂