Friday, June 14, 2013
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread
Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread... Some of the best things in life, together in one fabulous bread!
You may have guessed by now that I am a bit of a carb junkie. Cake, potatoes, pancakes, cupcakes, bread... My comfort foods. Why is it that no one seems to crave carrots when they are looking for comfort. Me... Cake, bread and potatoes are my most comforting foods.
It has been a month filled with roller coasters of emotions. Needless to say I have been reaching for my favorite comfort foods and this bread is certainly one of them. Packed with cheese and bacon and made with beer instead of yeast. Its ready before the oven is even done preheating! You have to try it. If you don't normally buy beer you can pick up yummy single bottles at Trader Joe's.
With love from our Kitchen Table to yours. XOXO
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Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread
3 cups all purpose flour (363 grams)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used Monterey Jack, Colby and Cheddar mixture)
1 12 ounce bottle of beer (can is fine too)
4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (1/4 c real bacon bits)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°.
Prepare bread pan by greasing with butter. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a whisk. Make a well in the center. Add bacon, about 3/4 of cheese and full beer into the well. Stir mixture with a spoon until combined. Pour mixture into prepared bread pan. Add remaining cheese. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of butter.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining butter over the top. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until browned on top and loaf thumps when you tap the top.
Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack. You can brush with more butter if you choose.
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