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Chunky Bacon and Onion Cheese Bread

Chunky Bacon and Onion Cheese Bread

I stuffed this bread to the brim with chunky cubed bacon. It's a delicious and chewy bread topped with tons of onions and crispy cheese.

Ingredients: 18 cm square cake pan

Basic Bread Dough:
Bread (strong) flour (I used Haruyutaka blend)
250 g
Unsalted butter
25 g
Sugar
15 g
Trehalose
10 g (If you don't have it, use 20 g of sugar)
Salt
4 g
※Egg yolk (medium)
1
※Milk
90 ml
※Soy milk
Combined with egg yolk and milk to equal 165 ml.
Instant Dry Yeast
3 g
Thickly sliced bacon
120 g
Toppings:
Onion
To taste
Shredded mozzarella cheese
To taste
Mayonnaise
To taste
Fresh parsley
To Taste

Steps

1. Cut the bacon into 1 cm cubes and slice the onion. Grease the baking tin and line with parchment paper. Combine the ingredients marked ※.
2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the bacon and butter, into the bread maker and start the dough course. Place the yeast in the yeast compartment.
3. After it has been kneading for 5 minutes, add the butter. When the bread maker beeps, add in the bacon and let the bread maker handle the rest until the first rising.
4. When the dough is finished, remove it and deflate. Divide into 9 sections and form into balls. The dough is soft so coat with flour.
5. Cover with a wrung out damp dishcloth and let sit for 15 minutes. Turn the dough over and press lightly to release the gas. Form back into neat balls and arrange in the baking pan.
6. Use the oven's bread proof function at 35°C for 40 minutes to perform the second rising. When it rises to the level as seen in the photo, it's finished.
7. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Meanwhile, top the dough with the sliced onions, mozzarella cheese, and mayonnaise in that order.
8. Lower the oven to 180°C and bake for 22 minutes. Adjust the temperature and baking time to your oven.
9. When it has finished baking, bang the tin onto the counter. Remove the bread with the parchment paper and place on a cooling rack. Remove the paper and let cool. Optionally top with parsley.
10. This time, I loaded the bread with half an onion and 80g of cheese. The cheese is so crispy, and since the dough has soy milk, it's moist and fluffy.
11. Since the bread looked cute when cut into little squares, I kept just one to taste and wrapped the rest up as gifts.

Story Behind this Recipe

The basic bread dough recipe that I used is Recipe ID: 962169. My husband likes this bread and requests it but since he eats too much, I only make it sometimes. I made it in a square tin this time, which gave it some impact.