90 Minute Bacon Pepper Bread

Ingredients: (90 Minute Bacon Pepper Bread)

7 1/4 Cup unsifted all-purpose flour (about)

3 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 packages Fleischmanns active dry yeast

1 1/2 Cup milk

3/4 Cup water

3/4 pound bacon crisp-cooked and crumbled

1/3 Cup reserved bacon fat

1 large egg (at room temperature)

Directions: (90 Minute Bacon Pepper Bread)

Mix 2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, pepper and undissolved yeast. Heat milk, water and reserved bacon fat to 120 degrees to 130 degrees. Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Add egg and 1 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in crumbled bacon and enough additional flour to make a soft dough. On floured board, knead 4 to 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape into 2 loaves. Place in 2 greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on racks. Makes wonderful bread for breakfast, also bread for BLT sandwiches. (Makes 2 loaves)