15. Cheddar bacon beer skillet bread
As the name suggests, this is a richly flavored bread which can be served as a meal on its own. It’s a great way to add extra flavor to a soup meal. The sharper the flavor of the cheddar cheese you use, the richer the cheese flavor will be. The inclusion of beer in the bread adds a unique taste. This recipe is quick to make because it does not contain yeast which must be given time to rise.
- 3 cups flour
- 4½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 4 chopped slices of bacon
- bottle of lager beer
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°
- Cook the bacon in the skillet at a medium heat. Remove it when cooked and let it drain on paper towels.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Add the bacon, chopped onions, and shredded cheese. Stir it all together.
- Create a well in the middle of the mixture and pour the beer into it. Stir until the dry ingredients are moist but no more than that. It will make a batter-like dough mixture.
- Use cooking spray to liberally coat your skillet before transferring the dough into it. Use a spatula to spread the dough evenly across the surface of the skillet.
- Bake the bread for about 50-55 minutes.
- Check that it is baked by inserting a knife or toothpick into the bread and making sure it comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to cool slightly before serving it.