Cheddar Bacon Bread

Leslie Speed Dutton

By
@leslieann1968

This is a delicious, savory quick bread that is sure to become one of your family favorites. The ease of the recipe will be sure to be the cook's favorite, also.

Cutting a thin slice in the top of the dough allows for the heat to seek in and ensure even cooking.


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Serves:

Makes two 5x9 loafs

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
flour
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
2 Tbsp
butter, softened, for dough mixture
1 Tbsp
butter, softened, for top of loaf, more if needed
4 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
1 3/4 c
buttermilk
1/2 lb
bacon, thick sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease two 5 x 9 loaf pans.
2
In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain excess grease on paper towels. Cut strips up into bite size pieces.
3
In a large mixing bowel, sift salt, baking soda and flour together.
4
With your fingers, combine 2 tbsp. of butter until thoroughly combined. It should look like sand. Stir in cheese and bacon until well mixed. Add buttermilk until dough just comes together.
5
Divid dough evenly between both loaf pans. Smooth tops of dough. With a knife, cut a thin slice down the center of each loaf. Thinly slice remaining butter and put in the slices, using more if needed.
6
Bake until tops are golden brown and a tester comes out clean, approximately 25 - 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy! :o)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #savory, #Breads, #cheddar