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Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Braid

Categories: Breakfast

Submitted by: The Baker Chick

The dough of this delicious braid is in my opinion one of the best parts, made even lighter and fluffier due to the addition of baking powder to the dry ingredients. I didn’t expect it to make much of a difference but I definitely noticed one. The finished product was light and crispy perfection. I chose to saute the peppers for a few minutes in some olive oil- I think they would be good either way. Mushrooms would also be delicious!


  • .25 oz. Active Dry Yeast
  • 2-1/2 c. bread flour
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. water warm
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 8 lg. eggs scrambled
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and broken into bits
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 c. cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 egg wash
  • sea salt for sprinkling


Dough: In a large bowl combine the yeast, 2 cups of bread flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, salt, and sugar. Stir together and then add the oil and water. Use a spatula to stir until a shaggy dough has formed.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until a stiff dough has formed. Add the addition 1/2 cup flour if dough is sticky.

Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean dish cloth. Place somewhere warm and let proof for 30 minutes or until puffy and doubled in size.

Assemble: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

When the dough as proofed, turn it out onto a well floured surface, form dough into an oval shape and roll out to about 12x15-inches. Place the rolled out dough onto a piece of parchment paper before assembling.

Spread the scrambled eggs into a strip in the middle of the dough followed by the bacon, peppers and grated cheese.

Using a pizza cutter or pastry roller- cut 1-inch thick strips onto either side of the filling.

To "braid" the bread- overlap one strip over the other- stretching each piece to seal the the beneath it.

Once the loaf is braided- brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Transfer the parchment onto a cookie sheet or pizza stone, and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees F., or until crust is golden brown and crisp. Cut into slices and serve warm.

Recipe by The Baker Chick.

Yield: 8 servings