Husband came home from work the other day and said he had tried some bread from a local upmarket bakery. He was amazed when he tasted it and said that my bread was so much better! Feeling rather flattered and inspired I sat down and wrote out a few new recipes to try out. This was one of them and they were awesome :) The dough for this recipe is inspired by Tamara Milstein's Savoury Crescents.
800grams white bread flour
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons of sugar or honey
2 teaspoons of salt
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 cups of warm water
50g butter, melted
6 bacon rashers, chopped
100g grated tasty cheese
35g grated parmesan
Mix all ingredients and using the dough hook on your mixer, run on low for 5 minutes. If you don't have a mixer, mix ingredients with a wooden spoon and knead for 5 minutes.
Place into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave for about an hour to rise.
Preheat oven to 220 degrees (C).
When risen, roll out dough in a rectangle (approx 45 x 35cm) on an oiled bench. Brush liberally with melted butter, sprinkle evenly with cheeses and bacon.
Roll up the dough from short end to short end. Push each end in with your fingers. Cut the roll into slices with a bread knife. Each slice should be about 3cm in width. Place the pieces, cut side up in a tray lined with baking paper. Sit each slice next to another with a little space for spreading. Brush with any remaining butter and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Bake in oven until golden brown (approx. 20 - 30 minutes)
Turn out onto a cooling rack. They're really delicious when eaten warm :)
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