Indulge in the heavenly combination of crispy bacon, savory cheese, and soft bread with this tantalizing recipe for Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a delightful brunch, this recipe will leave your loved ones craving for more. The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and a slow cooker. So, let’s dive into the story behind this mouthwatering creation and learn how to make it step by step.
A Culinary Adventure Begins
Every memorable recipe has a story, and the Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread is no exception. It all started on a lazy Sunday morning when the aroma of sizzling bacon filled the air. As a dedicated homemaker, I decided to experiment with my trusty slow cooker and create something extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from the classic combination of bacon and cheese, I embarked on a culinary adventure that resulted in this delectable bread.
Preparing the Bacon and Cheese Topping
Before we dive into the dough, let’s prepare the irresistible bacon and cheese topping. Take the bacon pieces, dried parsley flakes, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Mix them together, allowing the flavors to meld and create a mouthwatering aroma. Set this tantalizing mixture aside for later use.
Kneading the Dough
In a mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour and natural Greek yogurt. Gradually mix them together until a dough starts to form. Once it comes together, transfer it onto a floured board. Begin kneading the dough for a few minutes, ensuring all the flour is well incorporated and a smooth, elastic dough is achieved. The rhythmic motion of kneading brings a sense of joy and anticipation, knowing that something truly delightful is taking shape.
Preparing the Slow Cooker
Now, it’s time to prepare the slow cooker for our bread. Line the interior with a piece of baking paper, ensuring it covers the base and sides adequately. This step prevents the bread from sticking and ensures easy removal once it’s cooked to perfection.
Slow Cooking Magic
Place the kneaded dough into the lined slow cooker, gently pressing it down to fit the shape. It’s time to give this bread its character by generously sprinkling the grated tasty cheese and the tantalizing bacon and herb mixture on top. The slow cooker lid should be placed on top, with a tea towel tucked underneath to absorb any excess moisture.
Cooking Time and Aromatic Anticipation
Set the slow cooker to the low heat setting and let the magic unfold over the next 2.5 hours. As the flavors meld and the bread bakes slowly, the tantalizing aroma will fill your kitchen, beckoning everyone to gather around in eager anticipation.
Once the slow cooking time is complete, carefully remove the lid, revealing a golden-brown bread infused with the essence of bacon and cheese. If you desire an extra touch of crispiness, transfer the bread to an oven and place it under the grill for a few minutes until the top browns slightly. This optional step adds an enticing texture to the already delectable creation.
Savoring the Culinary Masterpiece
Now, the moment of truth has arrived. Carefully remove the Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread from the slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. Feel the warmth radiating from the bread as you slice it into generous portions. The first bite is an explosion of flavors—a medley of smoky bacon, creamy cheese, and soft, pillowy bread that leaves you craving more.
Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread Recipe
Indulge in the mouthwatering combination of crispy bacon, melted cheese, and soft bread with this easy-to-make Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread.
|2 hours 40 minutes
- 3 cups SELF-RISING flour
- 2 cups Natural Greek yogurt
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Bacon pieces
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup Grated tasty cheese
- Garlic powder
- Dried parsley flakes
- In a bowl, mix together the bacon pieces, parsley flakes, and garlic powder. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and self-raising flour. Mix until it forms a dough that holds together. If needed, turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for a few minutes until all the flour is well incorporated and the dough becomes smooth.
- Line the slow cooker with a piece of baking paper. Place the dough in the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese and the bacon mixture on top of the dough.
- Place a tea towel under the slow cooker’s lid to absorb any moisture. Cook on low heat for approximately 2.5 hours.
- Once cooked, remove the bread from the slow cooker and place it under a grill to lightly brown the top and make it crispy. This step is optional.
- Serve the Bacon & Cheese Slow Cooked Bread warm and enjoy!
Note: The bacon is not cooked before adding it to the top of the bread, and the amount of garlic powder can be adjusted according to personal preference.
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