I enjoy baking and have found this to be an easy and quick recipe to make an interesting loaf of bread for my family! Because it is so versatile, you can chop and change the ingredients to suit your mood!
1kg of readymade bread dough
5 rashers of bacon
1 green pepper
1 punnet of mushrooms
Half an onion
1 tablespoon of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
250 g of Cheddar Cheese (optional)
2 tablespoons of milk (optional)
1 teaspoon butter/Spray and Cook/ Oil to grease pan
Set your oven to 200’c or 392.F and using the 1 teaspoon butter/Spray and Cook/ Oil grease the pan that you want to put the bread onto. I used a nice flat one.
Leave your dough in the packaging and put it in a large bowl. Put the bowl in a dark place or you can cover it with a thick blanket and leave it to rise.
Cut up all of the ingredients just before you take the dough out and have them ready in a bowl. Fry the bacon in a little bit of oil and out it to one side.
Once the dough has risen, sprinkle your counter with flour and take your dough out of its bag. Knead the dough for a few minutes and roll it out flat onto your surface.
Take the garlic and using a spoon, smear it all over one half of the dough.
Put all the other vegetables and bacon on top of the garlic and season with salt and pepper. If you are going to use cheese, cover your vegetables with the cheese.
Fold the half without any ingredients over onto the part that has ingredients and cover the edges where the two sides meet so that you cannot see into the bread.
Using the milk (optional) mix it with the two eggs and beat the two together. If you are doing diary free, only use the eggs and beat them together. Using a brush or the back of a spoon, cover the bread with the mixes as this will help it to brown.
Bake for 30 minutes. Using a knife put it into your bread to test if it is ready. If when you pull it out of the bread, it has crumbs on it, cook it for a little while longer. Remember that the inside may seem a bit soggy due to the juices from the bacon and the veggies.
You can use different kinds of vegetables instead of the ones I mentioned.