This month in the Secret Recipe Club, I was given a blog that is FULL of yummy goodness. I had a really hard time finding just one recipe at Eat, Laugh, Love. I finally narrowed it down to this one:
Bacon Cheddar Bread. Yes. Bacon, cheddar, bread. . . all in the same piece of food.
Before I share with you about this absolutely delicious bread, I have to tell you about the website I was assigned this month. I love the fact that she shares about her passion for food. I can so relate to that! Her recipes are different than many that I normally try, which really has me wanting to experiment more and more.
You have to go by and check out Eat, Laugh, Love. You will be glad you did.
So here is the recipe. I adapted it a little, and it was SO delicious!
1/2 pound bacon
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
few dashes nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Heat the oven to 350 F and spray a 10″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook the bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels then chop into small pieces. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, and spices. Add the shortening and, with your hands, mix it into the flour until it looks like coarse sand. Add the cheese and toss to combine.
In another bowl mix the eggs, buttermilk, and Worcestershire sauce.
Pour the wet over the dry and mix until the dry ingredients are almost incorporated. Add the bacon and fold in, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Do not over mix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the bread is lightly brown and a thin knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out on a wire rack to cool.
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