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
- 150 g smoked lardons or 150 g finely diced smoked bacon
- 1⁄2 red onion, very finely diced
- 360 ml tepid water
- 2 tablespoons dried nonfat dry milk powder
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed herbs
- 560 g strong white bread flour
- 7 g dried yeast
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- Drain well & allow to cool slightly.
- Put the ingredients into your bread machine in the order that is written in your manual; mine is wet first & dry last.
- Make sure that the yeast does not come into contact with the liquid.
- Select the 1 kilo or 2lb setting on White Rapid or White Normal; choose your crust finish.
- Do not add the bacon and onion to the Extras tray - there is too much!
- Add the bacon & onion when extras are added in the cycle - towards the end of the kneading time.
- When cooked, take out straight away with OVEN GLOVES & turn out to cool on a wire cooling rack.
- If the paddle stays in the bread - remember to take it out BEFORE cutting the bread.
- Serve with butter, eggs, cheese or by its self with salad.
- This is also wonderful toasted too!