From my friend Elena Mayberry, August 2003
1-2/3 C Flour
2-1/2 t Baking powder
1/3 C Olive oil
2 T Melted butter
1/2 C Dry white wine (or dry sherry)
1/4 C Port (tawny port)
1 1/2 C pitted, sliced green olives
2 C Chopped ham (e.g., Virginia ham, Turkey ham, or smoked meat of some sort). "Dry" sauté the ham to remove excess liquid - let cool before adding to mix
2 C Gruyere shredded cheese
1/4 t Salt
1/4 t Pepper
Heat the oven to 425F.
Grease a 9 x 5 bread pan.
Beat eggs until lemon colored.
Stir in flour, baking powder, olive oil, melted butter, wine, and port.
Stir in ham, cheese, olives, salt, and pepper.
Pour into greased pan.
Bake 45 - 50 minutes until skewer comes out clean.