The coronavirus pandemic forced us to stay at home and although this was a result of a terrible worldwide health situation it offered some other opportunities like trying many recipes. There is nothing better like the smell of freshly baked bread in your home offering the comfort that we all need in these challenging times.
Free time was never a possibility for many of us, and now we have plenty of it and the best way to kill time is to practice some cooking. Thanks to this activity you will successfully kill time, which now is an issue, relieve stress, fortify family connections, boost self-appreciation, and promote organization and self-sufficiency.
We recommend trying the recipe of the jalapeño cheese bread, especially if you are a beginner as this recipe is not for skillful bakers. Nonetheless, it is very tasty, rich in flavors and not too spicy.
A Recipe of Jalapeño Cheese Bread
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 12 to 14 slices of applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 diced jalapeños, seeds removed
- 4 oz cream cheese, kept at room temperature
- 2 cups of shredded cheese
- 2 thinly sliced scallions (optional use)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
Method of Preparation:
The first thing in baking is preheating the oven to 350 degrees. You should acquire a 9 x 5 or 9 x 6 loaf pan, and then grease it.
Take the slices of bacon and fry it in a pan. Once nicely cooked put them on a paper towel so that the excess grease gets removed. Set them aside and when cooled crumble the bacon.
In a larger bowl combine the crumbled bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese(s), jalapeños, and scallions. If you like your bread to be hotter, you can simply add more jalapeños.
In another small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. After that include it into the larger bowl and then add the egg, melted butter, and milk. Combine everything nicely and once you have a smooth texture place the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake for around 50 minutes.
If you think it is too much for you, this bread can be frozen, but first slice it and whenever you want take out a slice of it. The freezing procedure is like this: wrap the slices in a foil and then put them in a freezer bag. When you want to enjoy couple of slices of this super delicious bread take them out from the freezer and then heat them in the oven.
This bread is very tasty and because of that it is wise to make two loaves; your family will for sure love it.