Blooming bread with cheese and bacon

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

13 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    Hi Connie,
    Mmmmmm, looks really gorgeous and yummy. Pampamilya na tinapay!
    I am so excited because i have the ingredients on hand. Do you think it is a good idea to spread some butter on the incisions before i add the bacon and cheese? Hindi kaya maging nakaka-umay pag may butter pa eh may bacon na nga? Was your bread ‘moistened’ enough by the bacon?

  2. I tried that the first two times I made blooming bread — poured melted butter right inside the incisions before pushing in the cheese. But the bread turned too soft and inserting the cheese was too hard because the portions were falling off.

    Why do you need to moisten the bread? It won’t dry up since there will be steam buildup deep inside during baking. That’s why you have the tent — to keep the moisture in.

  3. yayi says:

    Yumyumyum!! And easy enough to make. The kids are asking for pizza for sometime now. Problem is, good pizza is 2 hours away, and I still don’t have the courage to make a dough. :-) I think I can do this, instead.

  4. sue says:

    oh yeah, steam!!!! oo nga pala!! ay sus, pasensya na.
    thank you again!

  5. Crisma says:

    Easy and beautiful. How the bread is sliced up reminds me of how we often slice the mango halves… and then make them “bloom” too like flowers.

    Thanks again, Connie.

  6. Yes, yes, that’s it exactly — like cutting a mango. :D

  7. gracegab says:

    i’d definitely try this. yummy, easy to fix with ingredients on hand… thanks ms. connie! you’re truly awesome!

  8. Dexie says:

    This would be great to make using my homemade bread :D Thanks!

  9. Jheng says:

    excited to try this one! :) yum yum yum!!!!

  10. Anne feliciano says:

    Will this work on turbo? Or steam?

  11. Doing this next sunday…! Thanks :D