Buttermilk cheese & bacon bread

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Buttermilk
2 tablespoons Butter
2 Eggs
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 tablespoon Sugar
¾ teaspoon Salt
3 cups Bread flour
2½ teaspoon Yeast (1 pkg Red Star)
Add at Mix Bread beep:
⅔ cup Bacon bits (real bacon, cooked then chopped, not canned or artificial)
⅔ cup Shredded cheese

This recipe is a combination of Donna Gorman's Bacon/Cheese Bread and her Buttermilk Cheese Bread (cookbook III). I'd made the bacon/cheese bread and it was good, but it was a rather dense, low loaf. When I saw the buttermilk cheese bread recipe, I decided to make a few modifications and combine the two recipes ... the result is a tall, utterly delicious loaf!

I then tried it closer to her recipe and, instead of adding bacon/cheese at the mix bread cycle, I added 1 cup of shredded cheese at the beginning. This loaf almost brushed the top of my Hitachi! It was HUGE!

I don't know why these rise so well ... I did warm the buttermilk in the microwave for about ½ minute and the baking soda is unusual. I may try adding a small amount of baking soda to some other recipes and see what the result is.

Anyway ... this is now one of our favorite breads! A loaf is baking right now.

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