Introduction: Bacon Cheddar Bread
In this instructable I will show you how to make this delicious bacon cheddar bread that goes perfect with any dinner. I also love using it to make next level grilled cheese sandwiches.
Ingredients you will need:
3 c warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 pack of bacon
2 c shredded cheese
6 c all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp black pepper
Step 1: Prep Your Yeast
In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of warm water, 2 teaspoons of yeast, 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Stir ingredients and set aside for several minutes.
Step 2: Makin' Bacon
Cook the pack of bacon using your preferred method.
I have been known to use the microwave in a crunch, but my favorite way to make bacon is in the oven at 400° until done, which is usually about 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Grate Cheese
Even though I will give you a pass about cooking bacon in the microwave, don't use the bagged cheese. The bagged cheese is never a substitute for the grate-it-yourself variety.
Step 4: Bring Back the Yeast!
Combine to your yeast mixture, 6 cups of flour, 1 cup of cheese and half of the bacon that has been broken up into pieces. Stir all of the ingredients until combined.
Next, add 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, mix in thoroughly.
Step 5: Proof the Dough
Cover your dough with a towel and sit in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.
Step 6: Kneading the Dough
Knead your dough on a floured surface for a couple of minutes.
Step 7: Get Those Loaf Pans Out
Cut the dough in half, put in loaf pans and then top with 1 cup of cheese and the rest of the bacon pieces.
Step 8: Proof the Dough Pt. 2
Cover the dough with the towel again and place in a warm area for 30 minutes.
Step 9: Baking Time!
Put in a preheated 400° oven for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, loosely place aluminum foil on top of the loaves and lower the temperature down to 350° and bake for 35 minutes.
After 35 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for the last 10 minutes.
Step 10: Slice and Serve
I honestly don't know how many days this bread will last, because my family usually has both loaves eaten within a few days.
It goes great with any meal and it does make the best grilled cheese I have ever eaten.