Post by ՏՇԾԵԵʅՏɧ_LԹՏՏʅҼ on Jul 30, 2013 0:10:40 GMT -5
Loaded Bacon Cheddar Bread
6 cups all purpose flour 3¼ cups warm water 2 tsp instant yeast 2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 2¾ cup cheddar cheese, fresh grated not bagged 10 strips cooked thick cut bacon, chopped and divided fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast, salt and sugar. Allow mixture to sit for several minutes.
Add flour, two cups of cheese, ½ bacon and fresh ground black pepper. Stir with spoon until combined. Dough will be shaggy. Don’t stress if it looks messy. It will come together in the end.
Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm place for an hour. After an hour, turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for a few minutes. It does not need to be completely smooth. Just knead it long enough to come together and place dough into a loaf pan. Cover loaf with remaining cheese and bacon. Cover with towel and allow to rest for thirty minutes.
Bake in a 400º oven for fifteen minutes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce heat to 350º and continue baking for another 25 minutes. Remove foil and allow to bake for another 5 minutes.