Saturday, August 17, 2013

BACON ! BACON! BACON! oh and Cheddar Bread of COURSE!!!

Do you ever just have one of those moments when you wonder what to do with leftover bacon??? I did, then of course I thought Bread !!!
So I went searching and found a recipe to adapt for my needs and changed a few things. 
This is my adapted recipe...
Bacon Cheddar Bread
adapted from
1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons bacon grease ( yes bacon fat )
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
4 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoon yeast
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese ( I used sharp cheddar) buy the block and grate it yourself, it just melts better !
8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
Place all ingredients in your bread machine, according to your manufacturer's instructions.
I did what the original recipe said and added the cheese and bacon at the nut beep.  I will not do that next time as all the cheese and bacon did not get mixed in well enough for me.
The next time I make this bread I will add it with all the other ingredients, so it is more evenly distributed throughout the dough.
I used the dough cycle and shaped and baked mine in the oven.  If you do this shape and let rise until double and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Or chose the basic cycle on your bread machine and medium crust, this is about a 1 1/2 pound loaf.

Here it is all baked up YUM !

Cut and sliced, still tasty even though the cheese and bacon could have been more evenly distributed. 


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my BACON !!
The Bread Fairy

1 comment:

  1. What is this leftover bacon you speak of?? Leftover bacon is sacrilegious! LOL In my house I can't make bacon until I am ready to use it and still have to guard it or it disappears! Can't wait to make this!!