Peppy Pecan Bread

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped Texas Pecans
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 7 – 7 1/2 cups flour
  • diced 1/2 cup pimento
  • 2 cups grated cheese


Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Mix milk, sugar, salt and shortening well. Add yeast. Add half the flour and mix well. Add the remaining flour a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add peppers, pimento, onions, cheese and pecans. Work in only enough flour to make handling easy. Knead until smooth. Place in a clean greased bowl. Let rise until double in bulk. Knead again for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape into a loaf. Place in well-greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes, until nicely brown. Remove from oven and grease loaves with margarine. Delicious with barbecued meats or any kind of sandwiches.