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Bacon and Cheese Bread in a Bread Maker

I mainly use my bread maker for baking two or three loaves of bread each week for toast, sandwiches, or dunking into soup.

I usually make a wholemeal or white bread, but sometimes when I’m short on time, I’ll make a bread on the rapid cycle (it still tastes great!)

But every once in a while I like to make a different style of bread, like raisin bread, or in this case, a bacon and cheese loaf of bread.

What You Need

This recipe is the one from the Panasonic bread maker booklet that came with it. I used the quantities for the ‘M’ size, which is the smallest size available. I’ve also included the measurements for the two larger sizes.

IngredientMLXL
Dry yeast1 tsp1 tsp1 1⁄4 tsp
Strong white bread flour400g500g580g
Butter20g30g40g
Sugar1 tbsp1 ½ tbsp2 tbsp
Salt1 ½ tsp1 ½ tsp2 tsp
Water280 ml350 ml400 ml
Cooked Bacon*50g65g75g
Cheese*50g65g75g
*cut into 5mm cubes (Basic Stuffed Bacon and Cheese Recipe from Panasonic)

Side note: When I make this bread again I will probably try it with bacon lardons rather than chopped rashers of bacon. I will also grated the cheese rather than chop it into chunks so that it melts and integrates better, and I’ll also slightly increase the amount of bacon and cheese.

Making It

The model of bread maker I have has a seperate yeast dispenser, as well as a dispenser for the bacon. If you don’t have a seperate yeast dispenser, add it with the other ingredients, making sure it doesn’t touch the water – this stops the yeast from becoming active too soon. It’s easiest to add the yeast to the tin first, followed by the flour and other ingredients, leaving the water until the end.

Add the ingredients to the bread maker tin, in the order above, apart from the bacon and cheese.

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Add the cooked bacon to the seperate dispenser.

Set the bread maker off on menu 4 and your choice of size and crust colour. The program takes about 4 hours.

Adding The Cheese

The cheese needs to be added when the machine beeps (I think this was after about 1 hour) so it’s not a recipe you can set off and walk away from straight away.

When the bread maker is finished, carefully remove the baking tin from the bread maker and slide out the cooked loaf on to a wire rack to allow it to cool.

As tempting as it is to dive straight into trying this tasty smelling loaf it’s better to wait for it to cool before slicing it. If you are able to leave it for 1 to 2 hours, the bread will be much easier to slice – and it will also taste better!

I hope you enjoy this bacon and cheese loaf, let me know in the comments if you end up making it!

slice of bacon and cheese bread made in a Panasonic bread maker

Bacon and Cheese Bread in a Bread Maker

By Liana Green
If you fancy adding a bit of flavour to your bread maker bread, try this recipe with added bacon and cheese – it's delicious!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 1 loaf
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 400 g strong white bread flour
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 280 ml water
  • 50 g cooked bacon chopped into 5mm cubes
  • 50 g cheese chopped into 5mm cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add the ingredients to the bread maker tin, in the order above, apart from the bacon and cheese (for larger loaves, please see the notes below).
  • Add the cooked bacon to the seperate dispenser.
  • Set the bread maker off on menu 4 and pick the ‘M’ size. Choose your preferred crust colour. The program takes about 4 hours.
  • The cheese needs to be added when the machine beeps (I think this was after about 1 hour).
  • When the bread maker is finished, carefully remove the baking tin from the bread maker and slide out the cooked loaf on to a wire rack to allow it to cool before slicing.

Equipment

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Notes

Quantities for different sized loaves:
Ingredient M L XL
Dry yeast 1 tsp 1 tsp 1 1⁄4 tsp
Strong white bread flour 400g 500g 580g
Butter 20g 30g 40g
Sugar 1 tbsp 1 ½ tbsp 2 tbsp
Salt 1 ½ tsp 1 ½ tsp 2 tsp
Water 280 ml 350 ml 400 ml
Cooked Bacon* 50g 65g 75g
Cheese* 50g 65g 75g
*cut into 5mm cubes (Basic Stuffed Bacon and Cheese Recipe from Panasonic)
Side note: When I make this bread again I will probably try it with bacon lardons rather than chopped rashers of bacon. I will also grate the cheese rather than chop it into chunks so that it melts and integrates better, and I’ll also slightly increase the amount of bacon and cheese.
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