Mile High Crispy Bacon & Onion Bread For The Bread Machine

1/3 lb bacon, finely diced
1/2 red onion, very finely diced
1 3/4 c warm water
2 T dry milk powder
3 T oil
1 1/2 t salt
2 1/2 t sugar
1/2 t mixed herbs
3 c white bread flour
1 pkg yeast

Fry bacon in a frying pan and when nearly crispy & cooked, add the diced onion. Stir around thoroughly & continue to cook until the bacon is crispy & the onion soft. Drain well & allow to cool slightly. Put the ingredients into your bread machine in the order as per manufacturers instructions. Bake. Add the bacon & onion when extras are added in the cycle - towards the end of the kneading time. When cooked, take out straight away with OVEN GLOVES & turn out to cool on a wire cooling rack.