It’s been so long since I’ve posted last that I actually feel refreshed and energized to get back into the swing of things. Around my neck of the woods the weather has really cooled down and Fall is definitely around the corner. My kids pointed out yesterday the leaves are changing on the trees…..arrgghhh! But, with Fall comes comfort foods like soups, casseroles, turkey dinners and, of course, homemade bread. This Cheddar Bacon Quick Bread takes no time to mix together and bakes up nice and moist!
For me there’s nothing better than warm bread out of the oven slathered with butter. I’m the type of person that can’t wait for the bread to cool down. I have to slice off the end of the bread and eat it right away. I’m also the type of person who won’t let anyone else do it, though! Hey, if I made it I get first dibs!
For this bread I really find that the type of cheese you use makes all the difference. The original recipe called for Colby cheese but I wanted a cheese that had a strong flavor so that you could really taste it in the bread. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Gay Lea Foods makes their own line of hard cheeses called Ivanhoe Cheese. I used the Old Sharpe Cheddar because I knew the robust flavour and velvety-smooth texture would pair well with the bacon.
While this bread was baking it smelled up the whole house and my two boys couldn’t wait for me to take it out of the oven. I actually held back and waited for this bread to cool down for about an hour before I sliced into it. I even left the house so there was no temptation to cut into it while it was hot. If I had to wait so did everyone else!
Speaking of waiting, I could wait a little bit longer for school to arrive. Our kids start this coming Tuesday and I feel summer went by way too fast. There’s still stuff on our do-list that I haven’t checked off. Either way, this bread would make some pretty awesome sandwiches or a tasty snack for some hungry back-to-school kids. I promise!
Recipe adapted from Oprah
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