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Sweet and Savory: Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread

Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread

Looking for a bread recipe that’s both sweet and savory? This Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread is a delicious twist on classic bread machine recipes. It’s perfect for those who enjoy a bit of complexity in their bread.

This recipe uses honey Dijon mustard, which adds a tangy sweetness to the bread. The bits of crispy bacon add a salty counterpoint and a delightful textural contrast. The result is a unique and flavorful bread that’s sure to become a new favorite.

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients for Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread:

  • Liquids:
    • 1 ½ cups water: This provides the base moisture for the dough.
    • ¼ cup honey Dijon mustard (or prepared mustard): This adds a tangy sweetness and characteristic flavor to the bread. If you don’t have honey Dijon on hand, you can substitute regular prepared mustard.
    • 2 tablespoons liquid honey: This adds sweetness and helps with browning the crust.
    • 1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil: This tenderizes the bread and helps keep it moist.
  • Dry Ingredients:
    • ¼ cup skim milk powder: This adds protein and nutrients to the bread and can also help with browning.
    • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt: This enhances the flavor of all the other ingredients.
    • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour or bread flour: This is the main structure builder of the bread. You can use either all-purpose flour or bread flour. Bread flour has a higher gluten content, which can result in a chewier texture.
    • ¾ teaspoon bread machine yeast: This is the leavening agent that makes the bread rise.
  • Flavor Boost:
    • 4 slices crisp bacon, broken into bits: These add a delightful salty and savory element to the bread, and the textural contrast of the crispy bits is wonderful.
Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread
Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread

Conquering Honey Dijon Bacon Bread: Tips for First-Timers

Ready to bake your first loaf of Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread? Here are some tips to ensure a delicious and stress-free experience:

Preparation is Key:

  • Read the Recipe: Before diving in, take a few minutes to read through all the steps. This will help you visualize the process and ensure you have everything you need.
  • Gather Your Ingredients: Missing an ingredient can derail your baking plans. Check your pantry and make a grocery list before you start. While substitutions might work in some recipes, baked goods often rely on specific ingredients for optimal texture and flavor.

Mastering the Bacon:

The author’s tip of microwaving the bacon is brilliant! This method not only saves time but also allows you to easily control the crispiness. Remember to drain the bacon grease well before adding it to the bread machine.

The Art of Patience:

  • Cooling Down: This might be the hardest part! Resist the urge to slice that warm, tempting loaf. The bread needs to cool completely to set properly and allow for clean, even slices.
Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread
Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread

Tips:

  • For an even crispier bacon texture, cook the bacon in the microwave before adding it to the bread machine. Drain the bacon grease thoroughly on paper towels before chopping it into bits.
  • Don’t have honey Dijon mustard on hand? Regular prepared mustard will work just fine as a substitute.
  • Let the bread cool completely before slicing for the best results. This allows the loaf to be set properly and ensures clean cuts.

Bonus Tips:

  • Crispy Choice: Craving a lighter option? Feel free to substitute regular bacon with crispy turkey bacon.
  • The Power of Aroma: The moment that delicious bread scent fills the air, be prepared for an influx of family and friends! Stash a slice for yourself before you share this irresistible creation.

With these tips in hand, you’re well on your way to baking a perfect loaf of Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread. This recipe is from the cookbook “250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.

Enjoy this unique and flavorful Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread! It’s a great choice for breakfast toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, or simply enjoyed on its own. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!

Here’s the recipe, and I hope you enjoy this Homey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread machine recipe.

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Honey Dijon with Bits of Bacon Bread

This Honey Dijon Bacon Bread recipe is a delicious twist! Sweet honey mustard & salty bacon bits combine for an irresistible flavor. Learn how to bake it perfectly in your bread machine!
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2 pounds loaf
Calories 1166 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Measure ingredients into baking pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Insert pan into the oven chamber
  • Select Sweet Cycle.

Notes

  • For an even crispier bacon texture, cook the bacon in the microwave before adding it to the bread machine. Drain the bacon grease thoroughly on paper towels before chopping it into bits.
  • Don’t have honey Dijon mustard on hand? Regular prepared mustard will work just fine as a substitute.
  • Let the bread cool completely before slicing for the best results. This allows the loaf to set properly and ensures clean cuts.
  • This recipe is from the cookbook “250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.”

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1166kcalCarbohydrates: 197gProtein: 28gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 1915mgPotassium: 335mgFiber: 6gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 10mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

This recipe was originally published on September 14, 2014. Revised and updated.

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