Beer and Bacon Cheese Bread
I made two loaves of bread so I doubled the following list.
8 Strips of thick cut smoked bacon
2 (500ml) cups grated old cheddar (I used medium cheddar as per taste)
3 cups (750ml) all-purpose flour
4 tsp (20ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1ml) salt
1 12 oz (341ml) bottle of pale ale (I used Driftwood Pale Ale – Driftwood Brewing)
3 tbsp (45ml) liquid honey
2 tbsp (30ml) melted butter
I baked this bread just a little to long but it did not affect the flavour one bit and some of the people thought it would not have been as good baked less time. Be careful when decideing on your pale ale as the hops profile will really shine through. The Driftwood Pale Ale is a fairly hopy pale ale and as such this bread had a hopy flavour. I made this bread for a beer tasting I was hosting and it was a big hit with some butter.
I would like to thank my girlfriend for helping me bake this bread as I was also running around trying to get ready for my Barleywine tasting the same night!