Recipe: Beer, Bacon and Cheddar Bread


  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stubbie of your favourite beer (340ml)
  • 3 rashes of pasture fed bacon
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Thoroughly grease a bread/loaf pan.
  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  • Lightly beat egg and honey, then pour onto flour mixture and mix with wooden spoon.
  • Add beer and mix the batter.  Add bacon and cheese and fold through batter.
  • Spread batter evenly into loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.  Test with a skewer to ensure cooked through.
  • Allow the bread to cook in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn out onto wire rack.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
About Alison Clinch
Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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