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Seriously…..Bacon Bread – Oh Yea! February 20, 2012

Ok, I caved and made some bacon bread for my husband and no, I didn’t use turkey bacon but the real thing for him!  One would have thought the man was in heaven.  He could smell the bread when he came home from work on night and could hardly contain himself waiting for it to bake.  Now, you need to know that my husband is not the bread person that I am, he actually could care less about most carbs except for doughnuts and now bacon bread!  Again, I made the mistake of not having my camera out so I could take picture because before I knew it the bread was gone – no not by just him but everyone who happen to come through the door that day.

So here is my warning to you, if you, your family or your husband likes bacon….look out this bread will not last!  Plus, it makes sandwiches that are out of this world!!!!  BLT’s – oh yummmmmmmm        Enjoy!   Comments/questions  ramona@lowfatdivablog.com


Recipe For Bacon Bread

1 cup warm water

3 cups white bread flour

2 Tlb. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. dried sweet basil

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/3 cup cooked bacon that has been crumbled

2 1/2 tsp. dry yeast


Once you make this bread you will soon find it to be your families favorite!  Follow your bread machine directions for the order of ingredients (most follow the list exactly as it is).  You can mix a bit of the bacon juices in with the crumbled bacon before you put it in the bread machine, be careful not to get to carried away or you will be adding a great deal of fat to your bread!  I added just a small amount to keep the crumbled bacon moist and you will notice I didn’t add any of the normal butter to the recipe.  Set the machine for dough and when it has completed, turn the dough onto a lightly floured counter.  Knead the dough for about 2 minutes and then form the dough into a loaf.  Place in a pan that has been sprayed with olive oil Pam.  Cover and let rise until double in a warm place.   Bake 350 degree oven for about 30-35 min. or until brown on top and lightly brown on the bottom.     Warning – this bread can become addicting 🙂


Chocolate Porter Beer Bread January 29, 2012

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Chocolate Porter Beer Bread

Follow the large loaf recipe you have for your bread machine which should require 3 cups of flour.  For the liquid portion of the recipe, use ½ cup of warm water and ½ cup of warm flat Porter or Stout beer.  When you add the flour (Better for Bread Flour – not self rising) add 2 3/4 cups of flour and ¼ cup of baking cocoa.  Use brown sugar instead of white sugar.  Follow the rest of the directions as the recipe book suggests.  I set my machine for the dough method and remove it after it has risen for the first time.  About 10 minutes  before the end of the cycle I add some chocolate chips (just a few).  I then knead the dough a few times on a lightly floured surface and form it into a loaf, place it in a loaf pan sprayed with Pam Butter Spray, let rise again for about 15 minutes.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven.  Remove from the oven, rest on rack and then remove.  You can also form the dough into a round loaf if you prefer or cut the dough in half for 2 round loaves and place them onto a baking sheet to raise and bake as directed above.


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