Bread Machine Cheese and Bacon Bread

Bread Machine Cheese and Bacon Bread

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “Yummy bread – the dough is made in the bread machine.”


  • 1 1/4 cupswater
  • 1tablespoonoil
  • 3cupswhite flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssalt
  • 1tablespoonsugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonbasil leaves(optional)
  • 3/4 cupcubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cupfried crisp bacon
  • 1teaspoonbread machine yeast
  • Directions

  • Select loaf size and add the ingredients according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Select dough cycle.
  • When dough is complete, remove to floured surface.
  • Cover with plastic wrap: let rest 5 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a loaf of four balls.
  • Place in a greased 23 cm by 12 cm loaf pan.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let rise in the warm place until doubled (50 to 60 minutes depending).
  • Bake at 190 degrees Celsius, 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden.
  • Use old cheddar for best flavor, or replace basil with dill weed for more great taste.
  • Reviews

  • “This bread is delicious!The only things I did differently were brushing olive oil on the top when it came out and dusting it with parsley flakes.I will make this one again.”

  • “The bread was delicious, the only change I made was substituting ham for the bacon because I was out and had the ham on hand it was delicious, will use bacon next.”

  • “2nd on my list for my new breadmaker Fri!!I think a fried egg sandwich will do GREAT ON THIS!!!THANKSamber”

  • “This bread is absolutely delicious! My loaf pan had a difficult time containing it though!Planning on making this again as a braid, or rolls. It puts me in the mind of the brochen I used to get in Germany with the bacon and cheese baked into them.Very, very yummy!”

  • “Wonderful bread — I used it for snacking as well as for making small sandwiches.I, too, substituted bacon grease for the oil.I also replaced about 1/4 c. of white flour with 1/4 c. of pumpernickel rye flour — just to make the bread a little bolder and heartier.Easy recipe and it turned out wonderfully.I halved the recipe, and it cut the cooking time down to about 17 min. (I was using a convection oven, so that may have been why.)The next time I make this bread, however, I’ll try a different seasoning besides basil.Perhaps tarragon…?”

  • “This was very tasty.The men really loved it.I added bacon grease in place of the oil and doubled the bacon.It smelled so good baking I couldn’t wait for it to get done.Very easy bread.”