Mile High Crispy Bacon and Onion Bread - Bread Machine

READY IN: 17hrs 10mins
Recipe by French Tart

I could not believe how high this bread was - and it was an experiment too! Wonderful flavours of bacon & onion with just a smidge of mixed herbs. Just crisp up your bacon & fry your onion, and then it all goes in the breadmaker for a delectable bread! Just think - you can have an English Breakfast just by adding some scrambled eggs on top of a slice of this bread!

Top Review by MaryAnne

Oh my, Oh my, O my. This is sooo good. As per others, I used bacon pieces from Costco (really good) I warmed them in a frying pan and added the red onion just as directed. Used 2 1/2 teas yeast. I used Herbs of Provence and white bread flour. I will use less salt, it could be that the bacon was too salty. I did have a problem with the amount of flour. I used 3 1/2 c of flour but it was too wet so added extra. I just kept adding until it started to combine, probably about an additional 1/4 c.. I also used regular milk instead of water and dry milk. DELICIOUS

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry your bacon in it's own fat in a frying pan and when nearly crispy & cooked, add the diced onion. Stir around thoroughly & continue to cook until the bacon is crispy & the onion soft.
  2. Drain well & allow to cool slightly.
  3. Put the ingredients into your bread machine in the order that is written in your manual; mine is wet first & dry last.
  4. Make sure that the yeast does not come into contact with the liquid.
  5. Select the 1 kilo or 2lb setting on White Rapid or White Normal; choose your crust finish.
  6. Do not add the bacon and onion to the Extras tray - there is too much!
  7. Add the bacon & onion when extras are added in the cycle - towards the end of the kneading time.
  8. When cooked, take out straight away with OVEN GLOVES & turn out to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  9. If the paddle stays in the bread - remember to take it out BEFORE cutting the bread.
  10. Serve with butter, eggs, cheese or by its self with salad.
  11. This is also wonderful toasted too!

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