Introduction: Bacon Cheddar Bread

About: I am a wife and a mother of two. I love reading, biking, kayaking and playing the recorder.

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.

Bread Challenge 2017

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Bread Challenge 2017