During the quarantine, many of you have started cooking. Cooking is one of the best time-killing activities, and it comes with numerous mental health benefits.
Time spent in the kitchen will help you relieve stress, boost self-love, promote organization and self-sufficiency, and strengthen the bonds within the family or with your partner.
Well, If you haven’t already, the following recipe will persuade you to start baking more often!
The jalapeño cheese bread is light but delicious! It is not too spicy, but it’s rich in flavors. You can eat the soft, buttery, and cheesy bread slathered in butter or cut in thick slices in sandwiches.
What’s more, your baking skills don’t have to be perfect to make this knockout loaf of bread!
- 12-14 slices of quality cooked, crumbled bacon such as applewood smoked
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 diced jalapeños seeds removed
- 2 thinly sliced scallions (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Get a 9 x 5 or 9 x 6 loaf pan, and grease it.
Cook the bacon. When done, remove the pan, place it on a paper towel to remove the excess grease, and crumble the bacon when cool.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
In a larger bowl, mix bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese(s), jalapeños, and scallions.
If you like it hotter, you can adjust the number of jalapeños, and add more, or you can leave the bacon and cheese to dominate.
Add the flour mixture, the egg, melted butter, and milk.
Add the batter to the greased loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes.
Believe me, your family will fall in love with it, so bake at least two loaves!
You can even freeze it, and take out a slice whenever you want. Wrap the slices in foil and place them in a freezer bag. You’ll just need to heat them in the oven later.