I love this bread, so far everyone that I've made it for has fallen in love with it as well.
Step 1: Ingredients
For a 1.5 pound loaf you will need,
1 Cup water
2 Tablespoons butter (softened)
2/3 Cup cooked bacon (with fat, that was 8 strips of thick cut bacon for me)
2 1/2 Cups white bread flour
1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (or 1 1/2 teaspoons fast rise)
measuring spoons, pot holders, bread machine, measuring cups, sifter, bread knife or and electric knife works really well.