Bread Swirls with Olives

Prepare these savory small breads in advance and freeze them. You will need only 2 minutes in a preheated oven and you have something special to serve as appetizer, as side for a meal or simply for a snack. They will be very much appreciated!

Variation: Add some oregano to the dough or top the swirls with sesame seeds

Bread Swirls with Olives

  • Servings: about 24 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 100 g sourdough starter (or 50 g water + 50 g flour + 1/4 teaspoon dried yeast)
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cups black flour or any whole kind of flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
  • Olive oil (optional)


  1. The evening before combine well the starter, water, flours and salt. Knead about 5 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place overnight.
  2. The next morning the dough should have risen, stretch it to a rectangle of about 50 to 30 cm on a well-floured surface.
  3. Distribute the olives on the dough leaving 5 cm of the long border free. Roll it so that you get a long (50 cm) roll and slice it into 2 cm think swirls. Place the pieces on a baking tray. Brush with olive oil if you like.
  4. Let rise again in a warm place (this took me about 1 hour, but it depends on the temperature and the kind of yeast).

Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.


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Salmon in Puff Pastry Baskets

Salmon in Puff Pastry Baskets

“For this recipe you will not need a lot of ingredients and you can offer these pretty appetizers for your guest. I prepared basket of the size of 5 cm (cut 7 cm squares). The quantity of the baskets depends on the size you prefer.”

You need:


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 5 tablespoons fresh cheese (caillé) with herbs ( I use a light version)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dill, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ( to taste)
  • salt and pepper


  • 150 g smoked salmon, sliced
  • fresh dill, for decoration
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Prepare the basked as shown in Puff Pastry Baskets Tutorial.
  2. Brush with milk and cook in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for about 25 minutes or until golden. Cool down.
  3. In the meantime combine all the ingredients for the filling. Season to taste.
  4. With a teaspoon fill the baskets, top with salmon, fresh dill and pepper flakes.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator before serving.