Don't go bacon my heart
So, if you follow my instagrams, my name on one is BacongirlSF. That is because, for the longest time, I worked for this company called Bacon Bacon. I loved working there! I am sad to not be there anymore, but you know, baby.
We made chocolate covered bacon as one of our desserts. Since I have left, I have tried many different recipes and ingredients to improve on the wonderful recipe that they already had. Today I am posting said recipe, it was Gareth's gift for Valentine's day.
But before that, I must talk about my day! Braedon is teething. That is my day.
I mean seriously, he is crying like 24/7. Unless he has a strawberry in his mouth or some other kind of strawberry shaped object. It is driving me insane, my head hurts from all of the crying.
We managed to go to Crossroads to get lunch with another family today. That was pretty nice, their baby is about a month old and still in the 'I'm going to sleep the whole time we are out,' stage. Oh I miss that stage. Braedon played with a spoon and ate tuna fish.
But really, he played with a spoon. He hit it everywhere, I have little spoon sized bruises on my arms. Oh motherhood.
Let's get to the bacon!
Chocolate Covered Bacon
- 1 pound thick center cut bacon
- 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips
- 3 tbs shortening
- parchment paper
- Toppings- cayenne pepper (one of my favorites), orange zest, heath bar, pistachios, pretty much anything that you think would taste good with bacon and chocolate
- Pre-heat oven to 350
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Weave bacon onto skewers (1 piece of bacon per skewer)
- Place bacon on parchment paper
- Put bacon into oven for 25-30 minutes or until crispy
- Allow bacon to cool for 10 minutes
- Re-line cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Place chocolate chips (white in one bowl and milk in another) in microwavable safe bowls
- Put 2 TBS shortening in milk chocolate and 1 TBS shortening in white chocolate
- Microwave for 45 seconds or until completely melted
- Pain each piece of bacon with either chocolate and decorate
- Place into fridge for at least 1 hour or until chocolate is hard
- Eat right away!!
These are quick and so freaking good. They would be great to give to someone or for a party favor. Or you know, just to eat while you binge watch Netflix.
Onto my blogging challenge question of the day! Day 21 asks- what is my favorite Thanksgiving dish? Stuffing. 190% stuffing. I make that even when it's not Thanksgiving, but I'm pretty much a carb-a-holic, so of course I love the side that is pretty much just bread.
If you know anyone in the Bay Area who is looking for a food photographer, send them my way!
See you tomorrow!