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I’ll be honest with you. You’re probably certifiably loony if you make the recipe I’m about to give you during this heatwave. Wacky. Nutso. Your cheese has slid off your cracker.
There are some days when -no matter what the temperature is- you just need something cheesy, bacony, bready, gooey, salty, savoury. You need bacon and you need cheese and you need bread and baby, you need it badly.
When bacon and cheese talk, you’d better be ready to listen. Thankfully, it’s easy to listen when this is what you’re craving. Made of leftover bacon, shredded cheese, refrigerated bread dough, butter, and a handful of herbs and spices, this throws together in five minutes and bakes in thirty.
The result? We’re talking about soft, buttery pull-apart bread with each piece clinging to crispy bits of bacon and gooey melted cheese and capped by a layer of cheese that has melted and crisped.
In a nod to the oppressive heat, forget turning the bread out of the pan. Simply let it cool until the pan is comfortable to the touch. Slide that pan into the middle of the table with a big tossed salad and a pitcher of lemonade and watch the smiles flit around from face to face like fireflies.