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Bacon Bread

Tender white bread with the added flavor of bacon. Perfect for sandwiches and toast.
Course Bread
Cuisine Amercian Heritage
Keyword bacon
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 3 loaves (first number in nutrition info is per LOAF, second is for 1/10 loaf)
Author Marye Audet-White


  • 7-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup bacon drippings
  • 3/4 pound bacon , crisp-cooked and crumbled


  • Add yeast and sugar to 1/2 cup of the water. Stir to dissolve and allow to bubble.
  • Add the rest of the water.
  • Mix 2 cups of flour into the water and blend well.
  • Allow this sponge to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Mix 2 more cups of flour, bacon grease, bacon, and salt into the sponge and beat on slow speed.
  • Add the rest of the flour, a little at a time to make a soft dough.
  • Turn out on a floured kneading board and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  • Oil the ball of dough and put it into an oiled bowl to rise for one hour or until doubled. (I used bacon grease)
  • Punch the dough down and divide into 3 parts.
  • Form each part into loaves and place in greased pans.
  • Allow to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Brush the tops of the loaves with bacon grease.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow.
  • Remove from pans and cool before slicing.