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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello Loyal Baconites!   Time for something YUMMY in the kitchen!

I’ve got a whopper of a bread recipe for you today.   Don’t freak out because it’s BREAD – this is an EASY one.    Honest.   And the best part is it has BACON in it.   How can you resist bacon – especially if there’s also cheese involved????

Give this one a whirl – it’s pretty darn easy and EXTREMELY delicious……..especially warm from the oven.

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Bread

This recipe makes TWO delicious loaves…………………

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese, fresh grated not bagged
  • 10 strips cooked thick cut bacon, chopped and divided
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast, salt and sugar. Allow mixture to sit for several minutes.
  2. Add flour, two cups of cheese, bacon and fresh ground black pepper. Stir with spoon until combined. Dough will be shaggy. Don’t stress if it looks messy. It will come together in the end.
  3. Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm place for an hour.
  4. After an hour, turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for a few minutes. It does not need to be completely smooth. Just knead it long enough to come together. Divide dough into two equal halves and place in standard loaf pans.
  5. Cover loaves with remaining cheese and bacon. Cover with towel and allow to rest for thirty minutes.
  6. Bake in a 400` oven for fifteen minutes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce heat to 350` and continue baking for another 35 minutes. Remove foil and allow to bake for another 10 minutes.

 

See?   Not tough at all is it.    Give it a try – how can you not try it when it’s got BACON in it?    You are a bacon lover right???    Right!!!!!

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!

Happy Bacon – oops I mean Happy Weekend!   

Your King

Shopping Around The World

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TIME TO FOOD SHOP HOP!

Our friend Bacon the pig hosts this hop once a month and what’s so fun about it is we wind up sharing a lot of recipes with each other AND part of the fun of that is listing the prices we pay for all the ingredients.   Since Bacon has followers and Hoppers all over the world, we get to see if what WE pay for things is any worse than anywhere else……most of the time it isn’t…….food is expensive EVERYWHERE!    The best part my Mom says though is the recipes.   So here we go – this month’s “THEME” is:

SANDWICHES

My Mom is in love with avocados and always has been.  I know not everyone likes them but they are a healthy choice and this is extra nommy with the apricot preserves in there!    This recipe makes FOUR sandwiches which may or may not feed four people depending on how hungry everyone is…….might just feed ONE (haha).

 

Toasted Avocado/cheese

Ingredients:    (Prices from our local Harris Teeter grocery store)

 

Two ripe avocados, peeled and sliced (Price:  $1.79 for two)

1/3 cup Apricot preserves (Price:  $1.69 for 18. oz. jar)

French Bread (the best but really can be ANY bread)  (Price:  $2.59 for French bread)

Havarti cheese slices (Price:  package of 10 slices $2.99)

 

Directions:

Spread four slices of bread with preserves and layer with cheese and sliced avocado.   Sprinkle with salt.    Add piece of bread to the top and butter outside of both slices.  Pop on a griddle (or in a frying pan) for 2-3 minutes on each side until the cheese is all nice and melty!

Easy Peasy………………and if you’re a nut for avocados, a very tasty way to “GET YOUR AVOCADO ON” !!

Happy Eating and Thanks to Bacon for hosting the SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD fun!   If you click his badge at the beginning of this post, you will be magically transported to his blog……….

Hugs, Teddy

p.s.  for those of you who are looking for the Tuesday Teaser – it’s in a separate blog today – keep your eyes open!