Bacon Cheddar Bread
Anything with bacon is good! When possible I purchase Wright’s brand bacon in the 5lb “bits and pieces”. The package contains random pieces and ends that did not make the cut for sliced bacon. There are lots of fattier pieces in the package that add tons of flavor to any recipe.
This Bacon Cheddar Bread is a thicker bread. I like to serve it as an addition to breakfast in the morning next to a side of scrambled eggs and my kids just love it! My youngest likes to spread a little honey on top of her warm slice and she says that takes the bread to the “next level”.
I used two bread loaf pans and to help the dough rise, a large bowl with a large kitchen towel. Bacon Cheddar Bread smells and tastes amazing. You’ll love how magical it looks. The texture is amazing as well. The bread is not hard to make, you just have to be patient while it rises, but it will look like you spent hours. That is the best part!
Bacon Cheddar Bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch, parties, to give away or even to make french toast out of. The possibilities are endless and as we know, adding bacon always makes things better.
Frugal Cooking Tips:
- Save the drippings from cooking the bacon in a canning jar with a lid. I store mine in the refrigerator and use the drippings to fry eggs.
- When cooking bacon, make extra. Use the bacon for sandwiches, crumbles on salads, or with leftover pasta and a little melted cheese.
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Bacon Cheddar Bread
- 3 Cups Warm Water
- 2 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 6 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 3 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 16 oz Bacon cooked and chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease two bread loaf pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the warm water, salt and sugar. Allow 15 minutes for the yeast to activate and bubble.
- Add the flour to yeast mixture. Mix the flour into the liquid. The dough will form and will be not be smooth. This is what you want.
- Cover the bowl with a towel and set in a warm spot. Allow the dough to rise for about an hour.
- Once the dough has risen, mix the shredded sharp cheddar cheese into the dough. Making smaller balls of dough and mixing the cheese in will help getting the cheese into all portions of the dough.
- Repeat with the chopped bacon.
- Separate the dough in half and place one half into each greased loaf pan.
- Place the pans in a preheated oven and cook for 50-55 minutes. The top will be hard and golden brown.