Cheddar Bacon Bread

Great with soup!

Cheddar Bacon Bread


1 loaf 1 loaf


Intermediate Intermediate

Prep Time

0:30 0:30

Bake Time

35-40 minutes 35-40 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour 1 hour

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  • Filling
  • 1 teaspoon corn oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers (green, red or orange may be used)
  • Dough
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let cool.
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Heat water, milk and shortening until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in cooked onion mixture, cheese and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rise 10 minutes.
  3. Roll dough to 18 x 10-inch rectangle; sprinkle with bacon bits. Roll up tightly from long side as for jelly roll; pinch seam to seal. Place in a greased 9 or 10-inch tube pan. Join ends; pinch to seal. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Let cool slightly in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan; serve warm.

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