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Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter

My savory walnut bread filled with bacon bits and blue cheese dressing is complemented by the sweetness of honey-flavored butter. Cut yourself a thick slice, slather on the butter and enjoy!—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices) and 3/4 cup honey butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • HONEY BUTTER:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk cream, salad dressing, eggs and honey until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and bacon bits.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat honey butter ingredients. Serve with bread.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice plus about 2 teaspoons honey butter: 296 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • bakeoff_queen
    Oct 13, 2020

    Bursting with flavor, this bread is requested at all functions.

  • MaryJFisher
    Aug 3, 2019

    My family did not care for this and would not eat it. There was very little flavor.