My children had the sublime privilege of attending YiaYia Irene’s play school as toddlers. Luckily for us, this wonderfully kind & charismatic woman has remained in our lives, continuing to spread her unique brand of wonder & warmth to our kids who simply adore her. YiaYia brought this wonderful loaf to our home for a lunch we hosted & it was such a hit, I just had to have the recipe! Serve it warm with some soft butter & you will be in heaven!


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 100g feta cheese, chopped
  • 2 tbs mint, chopped
  • 1 cup olives, pitted & chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, crushed


Preheat your oven to 180°c

  1. Lightly grease a 26cm loaf tin & set aside
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl
  3. Add the cheeses, mint, olives & pepper
  4. Stir in the eggs & butter, mix well
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf tin, spread evenly
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown & cooked through
  7. Turn on to a wire rack & allow to cool