Visalia Ripe Olive Bread. I don't know what this has to do with Visalia but now it does.
3 eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped pitted ripe olives
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
Beat eggs with sugar, salt, and oil.
Stir in olives.
Sift flour with baking powder and add alternately with milk to other ingredients.
Stir gently until just blended.
Pour mixture into a well-greased loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches).
Let stand for 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until bread tests done.
Do not serve warm; bread improves on standing.