Cooking is one of the best time-killing activities which is extremely beneficial during the quarantine. Especially if considering that time spent in the kitchen helps you relax and improve your life. Also, it’s proven that cooking helps to boost self-love, relieve stress, improve your mental health, and strengthen the bonds with your close ones.
Luckily, there is a simple bowl recipe that will persuade you to start baking more often. The bacon cheese jalapeno is light yet extremely healthy and delicious, thus makes this quick bread impossible to stop eating. It’s the perfect chili sidekick, it’s not too spicy, but it’s abundant in flavors.
You can eat the soft, buttery, and cheesy bread slathered in butter or use thick slices to make killer sandwiches. What’s more, your baking skills don’t need to be perfect to prepare it, since it doesn’t use any yeast. Therefore, there’s no way to fail this recipe.
Here’s the bacon cheese jalapeno quick bread recipe:
- 12-14 slices of cooked good quality bacon
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 diced jalapeños seeds removed
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 thinly sliced scallions (optional)
At first, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan (9×5 or 9×6). Cook your bacon in it, until it is all nice and crisp. When done, remove the pan from the oven and place the bacon on a paper towel to remove the excess grease. Allow the bacon to cool and then crumble it.
Now, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar all together in a small bowl, set aside. Next, take a larger bowl and mix together the cream cheese, shredded cheese, jalapenos, scallions, and bacon. Combine well.
Add your flour mixture to the cheese mixture along with the milk, egg, and melted butter. Mix well. Next, add the mix to the greased loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Cool completely in the pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Slice and take out a piece whenever you want.