Bacon Bread with Goat Cheese and Chive Recipe

Use all-natural goat cheese and thick-cut bacon to make this decadent, savory bacon bread.

| March 2013

  • Bacon bread
    This savory bacon bread with goat cheese is a great snack or brunch addition.
    Photo Courtesy Ten Speed Press
  • Salty Snacks
    “Salty Snacks” is a collection of tasty, crunchy, salty snacks that make for fresh homemade nibbles.
    Cover Courtesy Ten Speed Press

  • Bacon bread
  • Salty Snacks

With all the excess sodium in prepackaged foods and hidden, dangerous preservatives, it’s smart (as well as delicious) to make your own snacks from scratch. In Salty Snacks (Ten Speed Press, 2012), chef and author Cynthia Nims offers seventy-five recipes for homemade snacks such as veggie chips, cheese straws, toasted nuts, pita chips, herb crackers, savory cookies and snack mixes that put a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade nibbles.

You can buy this book in the Mother Earth Living store: Salty Snacks.

Bacon Bread with Goat Cheese and Chive Recipe

Makes 12 to 16 servings

• 6 slices thick-cut bacon
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or flaky or coarse sea salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) finely crumbled fresh plain goat cheese
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 2 large eggs 1 cup whole milk
• 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon slices and cook, turning the slices over every couple of minutes, until nicely browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain and cool. When cooled, crumble or cut the bacon into small pieces; set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour an 8- or 9-inch round cake pan.

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