Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread. I have to say that I was very skeptical about this recipe because of the amount of yeast. The recipe only requires a ¾ teaspoon of yeast for 3 ½ cups of bread flour. I have been making my bread for some time now and enjoy it.
I usually make the basic white bread recipe, which requires two teaspoons of yeast for 4 cups of bread flour. So you can imagine how scared I was when I first tried this recipe. I acted like a little kid checking the bread machine every 10 minutes to ensure it was working or the dough was rising. I seriously thought the measurements for this recipe were incorrect when I first read it. I was finally at peace and overjoyed when the bacon bread came out perfectly. It was Christmas all over again.
One important thing to do when trying out a recipe for the first time is to read every step and ensure you have all the ingredients available. If not, you will either have to go to the supermarket or give up. Usually, it is not wise to substitute ingredients in baked goods.
Another important step I always follow, which I think helps tremendously, is removing most of the fat from the bacon and ensuring I have enough for the recipe. Microwaving instead of pan-frying is a great tip from the author. And for my last tip, let the bread cool off completely before slicing.
When the bread is removed from the bread machine, the inside needs time to harden/finish shaping before slicing. You will have imperfect slices if you slice bread fresh from a bread machine. Also, regular bacon can be substituted with turkey bacon as long as it’s crispy. By the way, remember that they (you know who I am talking about?) will come when they smell bread. Shhhhh! Family members and friends who never leave when there is food! LOL…. Save a slice just for you before you start sharing.
Have fun baking the Bacon Bread recipe.
- This recipe makes a 2 pound loaf.
- 1 ½ cups water
- ¼ cup honey Dijon mustard
- ¼ skim milk powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour
- 4 slices crisp bacon break in bits
- ¾ bread machine yeast
- Measure ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert pan into the oven chamber
- Select Sweet Cycle.
Cook the bacon in the microwave for a crisper texture. Drain it well on paper towels. Prepared mustard may be substituted for honey Dijon. After removing the loaf from the bread machine, let it cool completely before slicing. Recipe from 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.
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