Bacon and cheese bread.
I feel I could just give you the words “Bacon and cheese bread” and this photo and that would be enough, but let me pad it out for you a little more…
This was another thing I made in the Tefal Cuisine Companion. If you remember, I’ve been reviewing it for the past week or so. This was the second thing I made, mainly because I saw the recipe in the little cookbook that comes with the Cuisine Companion and couldn’t get it out of my head.
It’s a weird recipe, I’m not going to lie. It makes a crumbly dough that’s almost more like pastry than bread, and you have to roll the bread out and add layers of bacon and cheese much like you would when making puff pastry. But it undeniably made some tasty bread that was so full of cheese it leaked out of it and hardened, like you can see in the above photo.
I’ve adapted the recipe so you can make it without the Cuisine Companion, but if you’d like to see me making it with the machine then check out this video.
- 7g sachet of dired yeast
- 200ml of semi-skimmed milk
- 350g of plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- 45g of butter
- 200g cheddar, thinly sliced
- 100g of bacon, cut into strips
- Preheat the oven to 200c
- Place the yeast and milk in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir for three minutes. Add the flour, salt and butter and stir to make a dough. Remove and knead
- Roll the dough out add a third of the cheese and bacon to the centre third of the bread. Close over the other two thirds. Repeat twice more, then tuck the ends under to form a loaf shape
- Leave to prove for two hours in a room temperature place
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the loaf sounds hollow