Bacon Pepper Bread

Bacon Pepper Bread

Ingredients:

5 C Flour
2 C Whole wheat flour
4 T Butter
2 t salt
3 t Black pepper

1 # Thick Bacon, Cooked and chopped into bits

1 T Yeast
1 T Sugar
½ C Warm water

2 C Cold water

Directions:

In a Kitchen Aid Mixer with a dough hook running at low speed combine flour, butter, salt and pepper.  Stir in the bacon bits.  After proofing the yeast in the warm water and sugar stir into the flour mixture.  Slowly add the 2 Cups of cold water.  Once the all the water is added,  run the mixer at medium speed for about 4 minutes or until the dough has gone to a ball for at least 3 minutes.  Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover the bowl with plastic.  Let the dough rise for about 1 to 1½ hours or until the dough reaches the plastic.  Remove the dough and need.  Then cut into 4 loafs.  Brush the loafs with melted bacon fat and let rise for about ½ hour.  While the dough is rising set the oven at 450^ for ½ hour.  Reduce the oven to 375^ and bake the loafs on the middle rack for 1 hour.  Try to let the loafs cool before you eat them all in one sitting.

Note:
This bread freezes well.  Put each loaf into a paper bag.  Then double plastic bag each loaf.

Reheating from freezer:

Brush the loaf with water and heat in a 350^ oven for 35 to 40 minutes.  Serve warm.

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