Once you have a winning recipe that you love, it’s amazing how many different variations you can create. This savory brunch bread takes my super popular buttermilk biscuit recipe and turns it into a loaf of bread. Adding bacon, Cheddar cheese and fresh chives gives this tender bread a savory, salty note that is pretty much irresistible.
The key to making the basic batter for the bread is the same as for making biscuits. You slightly freeze your butter and grate that frozen stick of butter into the dry ingredients. This is so much easier than having to cut butter into the flour – just be careful with your knuckles! The batter itself is quite wet, just as with my buttermilk biscuits. Don’t worry about that and don’t over-mix the ingredients to try to compensate. Just know that it’s a wet batter.