Bacon-filled bread ears, recipe to devour two cheeks
Mine is comics. I cannot approach the kitchen that my son is not wondering what I am going to do, in case he can help me. There are times when I am in a hurry and I don’t feel like playing with food, but when I decided to prepare this recipe for bacon-filled breadsticks I immediately called him in case he wanted to participate.
He loved cutting the dough with scissors, although this meant that the spikes did not fit perfectly, but how well did we both have a good time? I advise you to eat them right away, because if they are allowed to cool too much the texture is not the same.
For 6 units
- Baker’s dry yeast a teaspoon
- Warm water, 2 cups
- Wheat flour 4-5 cups
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Sliced Bacon6
How to make bacon-filled bread ears
- Total time1 h 10 m
- 1-hour elaboration
- 10 m cooking
- 2-hour rest
We start by boiling a pot of water. When the water boils, we add the slices of bacon and boil them for five minutes. We take them out and let them cool on a plate covered with a paper napkin, we reserve them. Boiling is optional, but the unctuousness and salinity in the final product are reduced.
We unleash the sugar and yeast in a cup of warm water and let it stand for 10 minutes until the top of the mixture is foamy. In a bowl, mix 4 cups of flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and the other cup of warm water. Mix. If the dough is very sticky, we can add the other cup of flour.
We take a ball and extend it. We put a slice of bacon on top. Fold the dough, pressing the edges to seal it and place it face down on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. With scissors, we are making “V” shaped cuts and we are separating the dough to the right and left.
After forming the spikes with the whole dough, we let the bread rest on the tray for another hour. Meanwhile, we preheat the oven to 220ºC. We put a bowl of water in the oven and cook the ears for 10 minutes. We lower the temperature to 190ºC and bake for another 5-10 minutes until the spikes are golden brown and sound hollow when touched. Let them cool on a rack.
With what to accompany the bacon-filled bread spikes
This recipe for bacon-filled bread ears is ideal to serve as a snack. You can fill the ears with whatever you want. Next time I will make them with ham and cheese, but from olives to anchovies, through nuts or sobrasada there are plenty of possibilities to discover.