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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease two 5 x 9 loaf pans.
2In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain excess grease on paper towels. Cut strips up into bite size pieces.
3In a large mixing bowel, sift salt, baking soda and flour together.
4With 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.
5Divid 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.
6Bake 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