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#1 Calabrese

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:11 AM

There is a competition at work next week for bacon based food entries. I am looking for something that serves a large number and will stand out and is not too hard to execute.

Thoughts?



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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:50 PM

http://www.joythebak...-bacon-cookies/

Peanut butter bacon cookies. Trying to remember if I added vanilla or not but they were really good.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:03 PM

This looks like the recipe I made last week which I don't have with me at the moment. I probably replaced a portion of the milk with sour cream to make them more tender knowing me but they were very good as well. I 'll look for the acutal recipe I used tomorrow.

Maple Bacon Oatmeal Muffins
Makes about 17 muffins.



1 1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cup milk
2 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups and set it aside (or grease a muffin tin).

In a large bowl combine oats and milk then let it sit for 5 min. In a separate large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk sugar, maple syrup, egg and butter into milk mixture. Lightly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with the bacon.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin until each are about 3/4 of the way filled. Bake them for 20 - 25 minutes until they're golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer them to a cooling rack.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

Thanks, Ducky. I am not much of a baker.

I've been doing some research and mac n cheese with bacon may be my winner. I mean 3 basic food groups - pasta, cheese, and bacon. What's not to like? The decisions are whether to add garlic to the roux and whether to go all cheddar or do a blend of cheeses.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:59 PM

Bacon mac n cheese seems to be all the rage lately. Should go over well. Let us know how it turns out. :drool:
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

I have no recipe, but one of the most enduring bacon-based items that I have ever eaten was bacon praline.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:41 PM

I have no recipe, but one of the most enduring bacon-based items that I have ever eaten was bacon praline.

My thought too...along with bacon caramels.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:36 AM

Oh hell yeah, I'm here to hook you the beep up:

Bacon Explosion!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 07:12 AM

Oh hell yeah, I'm here to hook you the beep up:

Bacon Explosion!

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Come to mama

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:27 AM


Oh hell yeah, I'm here to hook you the beep up:

Bacon Explosion!

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\m/OO\m/

Come to mama

A friend of mine had some and said it was crazy good.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:52 AM

Oh hell yeah, I'm here to hook you the beep up:

Bacon Explosion!

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\m/OO\m/


Hell yeah, hell yeah.... that looks so freaking awesome. I believe I am inspired.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

Take bacon. Fry it up. Drain on paper towel. Best thing ever.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:09 PM

Take bacon. Fry it up. Drain on paper towel. Best thing ever.


Right because that is likely to win a cooking competition? I doubt it

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:08 PM


Take bacon. Fry it up. Drain on paper towel. Best thing ever.


Right because that is likely to win a cooking competition? I doubt it

Would be best tasting bacon dish there. The ethos is all recounted here: http://aht.seriousea...recreation.html
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:21 PM

From Alinea -

dehydrated bacon
apple "leather" (baked, spread thin, dried out)
butterscotch
thyme

only a few bites ea., but amazing.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

There is a competition at work next week for bacon based food entries. I am looking for something that serves a large number and will stand out and is not too hard to execute.

Thoughts?

Mr. Jeff McCarthy makes an amazing bacon cornbread. I am sure he would share his recipe with you.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thanks Demon. However, I am mildly allergic to corn.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:24 PM

You said you weren't much a baker but you could pull a Sandra Lee and make a bacon apple pie. you just need a pie without a crust, make a bacon lattice top, bake and viola! You win! Would be better if you made your own pie or started with something made fresh from one our tasty pie shops. It's a sight to behold though, and who doesn't like pie?

Regardless, I'm very curious to know what you decide and the outcome of your competition!

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:12 PM

God, it pains me to say this, but I have to admit, there are just some things bacon does not make better for me (see my signature to see why this hurts). I am not a huge fan of the slap bacon (or anything salty or savory) on something sweet and it is the greatest thing since sliced ... uh, bacon. A little salted caramel works for me. Savory with fruit works for me. But I have had bacon pralines that were so smoky, I thought they were made in the Camel factory.

PS - the Bacon Explosion would be the son I never had.
-- bacon IS a food group.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

You said you weren't much a baker but you could pull a Sandra Lee and make a bacon apple pie. you just need a pie without a crust, make a bacon lattice top, bake and viola! You win! Would be better if you made your own pie or started with something made fresh from one our tasty pie shops. It's a sight to behold though, and who doesn't like pie?

Regardless, I'm very curious to know what you decide and the outcome of your competition!


The pie idea sounds intriguing. I am not much into apple pie personally. And I am not sure it would work with blackberries.

I ended up making mac and cheese from scratch (first time ever but I can do a roux and use 1/2 and 1/2 to start a sauce. I put minced garlic in the roux. For cheeses, I used cheddar, blue, and Parmesan. The rest of the ingredients are mustard, black pepper, nutmeg, etc. The dish I baked it in will not fit in the microwaves at work for warm-up so I had to transfer it to a large glass bowl. I cooked the bacon in the oven. I will not add it until after the mac and cheese are rewarmed tomorrow.

My dog who rarely bothers with me when I cook was whining while the cheese sauce was cooking and when the mac came out of the oven. The bacon was not cooked until well after that.

I will check back in sometime after the voting tomorrow.