Foodie Friday: Bacon Cheddar Bombs!

If you didn’t know already… I’m trying to use up my sourdough discard instead of throwing it out every week. This is one of those creations!

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Cheese covered dough filled with more cheese and thick cut bacon. What can be better? Not much.

For the dough, I used the King Arthur’s pizza dough recipe. To add my sourdough, I just measured out some starter, then subtracted that amount from the original recipe’s flour and water. Half from the flour and half from the water. I believe I used 160 grams of starter, so I used 80 grams less of water and 80 grams less of flour.

Left it to rise just as instructed. During the last leg of the rise I cooked a whole bunch of thick cut bacon, then chopped it into bite sized pieces once it was cool.

When the dough was ready, I took golf ball sized pieces of dough, flattened them out, stuffed with bacon and cheese, sealed and formed back into a ball. I used a combination of colby jack and cheddar cheeses. After each cute little dough ball was formed, I placed it in a greased cake pan. When all balls were ready, I let them proof as per directions. Right before baking I brushed each with olive oil, and sprinkled with garlic powder and more cheese.

I believe these took about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. And just for the fun of it, right before pulling them out of the oven I sprinkled with more cheese and put back into the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt.

While they cooled, a dipping sauce was devised. I went simple with sour cream, chives, salt and pepper. It was actually the perfect accompaniment to the rich bacon and cheese.

Once these were cool… they were devoured! I could not stop eating them, neither could the boyfriend and even my mom ate two the next day! They are amazing.

I’ll definitely be making these again in different variations. I really want to do something like a white pizza filling with ricotta, mozzarella, bacon and black olives with marinara for dipping.

What you fill these with?

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