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Bacon, Sun Dried Tomato and White Cheddar Beer Bread

Simple Pleasures...


Daydreaming

Laughing so hard it hurts

Freshly washed cotton sheets

 Peanut Butter cups

The feeling of hot sun on bare skin

White sandy beaches

Sharing a smile with a stranger

Dim Sum

Foot rubs

Campfires

Family

Nanaimo bars

Laughing babies

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Hot buttered popcorn

Getting lost in a good book

Creamsicles

Sea glass

Bike rides

Wine and cheese

Singing to yourself when nobody is around

A long hot bath on a cold day

Chocolate chip cookie dough

Old family photos

Antique stores

Discovering hidden treasures

Hot stone massages

Summer Rain

Mom's home cooking

Handmade presents

Indian Summer

Sightseeing

Picnics

Car dancing

Tulips

White Sangria

Penny candy

Finding the perfect gift

Fresh seafood at the beach

Learning something new

Partying like it's 1999

Making someones day

Grapefruit scented soaps

Farmers markets

Reliving your youth

Rooting for the underdog

Holding hands

Birthday cake

Helping out someone in need

Shakin' it like you are gonna break it

People watching

A good hair day

Fitting into your old jeans

A freshly baked loaf of homemade bread







Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup




Bacon, Sun Dried Tomato and White Cheddar Beer Bread

3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
4 strips of bacon, sliced in to small pieces
1/4 cup oil- packed sun dried tomatoes
2 cups grated aged white cheddar ( save a little for the top of the loaf)
12 oz. bottle lager style beer, ** room temperature**
1/4 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 375F. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Sift dry ingredients in to a large bowl. Add bacon, tomatoes and cheese. Break up any clumps with your fingertips. Add the oil and beer and stir just until combined. Pour into a greased 8 inch loaf pan. Smooth the top of loaf and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in center of oven for 55 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool an additional 10 minutes before slicing. Leftover bread is great toasted or for making grilled cheese sandwiches.


Tags: Bread, Beer, Bacon

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