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Bacon Bread

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I love this bread, so far everyone that I've made it for has fallen in love with it as well.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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)

other,

measuring spoons, pot holders, bread machine, measuring cups, sifter, bread knife or and electric knife works really well.

Step 2: Bacon

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Cook till crisp, crumble, and add fat back to it when measuring. I like to cook my bacon on a George Foreman grill, it doesn't splatter the kitchen in bacon grease, and the fat slides right off, that makes it a little easier to add the fat back in after you crumble it up to measure. I used 8 slices of thick cut bacon.

Step 3: Adding the ingredients to the bread pan.

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Check your bread machine's manual, mine says to add the wet ingredients first, but some may say to add dry ingredients first.

Add the water, bacon, and butter to the bread pan. 
Next sift flours together, and add to the bread pan, make three indentions with your thumb or spoon. In one of the corner dents put salt, pepper, basil, and garlic powder. In the other corner goes the sugar. In the middle indention put your yeast.
PaganRaven1 year ago
Love your 'ible! My husband is a bacon fanatic, and he actually doesn't care for desserts, or sweets - his "desserts" consist of more meat! So our daughter and I are constantly on the lookout for new ideas for him. THIS 'ible is perfect! (not to mention it made me drool a bit too! )
I don't have a bread machine but I don't see any reason why this recipe couldn't be done by hand. Thank you Moxiepurple!
youcantoo1 year ago
If you want to slow down the bread from molding, add 1 teaspoon citric acid to it or 1/2 tsp vinegar. You should never store bread in a fridge as it will cause the bread to dry out and go stale faster. Bread should also never be stored in a plastic bag. Storing in plastic will cause the bread to mold faster. Bread should be stored in a paper bread bag or a bread cloth in a cool dark place, such as a bread box.
moxiepurple (author)  youcantoo1 year ago
Cool! I'll have to try the citric acid, we have some for mead making.

I've never had bread dry out or go moldy in the fridge, in ziplock or other storage. All of our home made and store bought bread is amazing every time we use it, and it stays in for a couple weeks before it is all used up. I live in a very humid environment, I don't think these storage options would work for me. I have had a little luck with an acrylic bread storage box that has a cover with small holes that you can open as little or as much as you like though.
Jareth2472 years ago
I wanna do this, but use turkey bacon.

Also, I have a delicious recipe for scrambled eggs (but you can go omelet if you want) and this bread would make it awesome.
If your recipe for scrambled eggs is better than mine, I wanna know it!! Please publish it. Mine uses eggs (surprise!), vanilla, cream, garlic, and sometimes cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
moxiepurple (author)  Jareth2472 years ago
If you do make it with turkey bacon let me know how it turns out. I <3 turkey bacon.
reddnekk2 years ago
I am on gluten-free diet. Has anyone tried this recipe using gluten-free flour? I make gluten-free bread using Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free Bread Mix. Maybe I should try this recipe just substituting that for the two types of wheat flour mentioned.

If I do, I will report back the results.
heyeugene2 years ago
That is indeed an excellent idea!I' m pretty sure it tastes s good....
lkoonce2 years ago
I tried this today and it is excellent. You explained in great easy to follow detail every step of the way and even me (a non-cook) could make it. Best bread ever, beware are you might eat the whole loaf. LOVE IT..
moxiepurple (author)  lkoonce2 years ago
Great! I love making bread, in the machine or the oven, this is one of my favorite recipes.
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