What would make the brown bread like you get at a certain steakhouse even better? BACON! I have been testing out several recipes in an effort to bake my own version of this bread and this time I added bacon. Bacon does make everything better.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (or bread machine yeast)
1/2 cup of bacon bits (approximately)
Step 2: Prepare your bacon bits
I don't like using bacon bits that you buy from the store, so I make my own. To make your own:
Turn on the oven and set to 400 degrees
Lay out your bacon slices on a cookie sheet
Bake for about 20 min.
Note: You do not need to preheat your oven.
Once the bacon is cooked, remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool. Chop into bacon bits.
Step 3: Add the ingredients to your breadmaker
Always follow the directions for how to add ingredients to your bread machine. I use a Zojirushi, and I add my ingredients in this order:
- brown sugar
- bread flour
- whole wheat four
- rye flour
Wait for the "add" cycle on your bread machine to add the bacon.
Step 4: Bake and Add Bacon
Slice and enjoy! I would have included a picture of the bread after I sliced it, but my family ate most of the loaf before I could grab the camera.