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I saw John's recipe for Cheesy Bacon Beer Bread, and to be honest, I'm terrible with bread.  I always find a way to make it too dry, dense, bland, etc.  I found a recipe for simple bread here and it could not have been more simple and quick to prepare!

 

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Red Leicester) 
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of quality beer
  • 5 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Diced Jalapeno optional

Preheat smoker to 350° with heat deflector.

Prepare your bread pan by greasing and set aside.

 

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in large bowl with whisk to incorporate.  Make a well in the center of the flour and add 3/4 of the bacon and cheese, all of the beer and the optional Jalapenos.  Mix with a spoon until everything is combined.  Pour mixture into pre-greased bread pan.  Pour the remaining bacon and cheese on top of the loaf, and drizzle half of the melted butter on top.

 

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As soon as your smoker has dialed in at 350° place the pan on the smoker.  I added a few small chunks of Oak to get a bit of smoke flavor.  After 30 minutes open the lid and drizzle the remainder of the butter on the loaf.  Close the lid and check after 25-30 minutes.  The loaf should have a nice crust on the top when it is ready.

 

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Let the bread pan rest on a wire rack for 5 minutes.  You could add more butter on top if desired.  After the 5 minutes is up, carefully remove the loaf from the pan and allow it rest on the cooling rack for another 5 minutes.  Then slice and enjoy!

 

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Oh my....that looks so good, and was the inspiration I needed to do something today! I made one modification by adding granulated onion and garlic powder to the dry mix. It's disappearing as I type this..I was lucky to get a photo.

Looks good! Is it not the easiest loaf of bread ever?

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