Friday, June 8, 2012
What to give the Grill Man in Your Life - Chocolate Bacon
Father's Day... A week away.
Have you started pondering the perfect gift for the man in your life?
Give him what he really wants. Something that acknowledges his unique tastes and a unique presentation for everyone's favorite food...
Chocolate covered bacon!!!
It really is very easy. I tried a new presentation that worked very well. I cut a slice of bacon into three equal sized pieces. Then I rolled each piece into a tube shape and secured with two toothpicks. Then bake 'em.
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees e
set each tube of bacon on a parchment sheet covered cookie sheet
Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are crispy
Allow to cool completely before dipping.
For the chocolate, select your favorite dipping chocolate, melt slowly in a microwave or double boiler. Be careful that the chocolate does not get above 88 degrees. Takes a little time and effort, but the slower you melt chocolate the better. Also "Temper" your chocolate by adding about 20% at the end without additional microwaving or off the heat. Do a google search for tempering for more details... Makes the best chocolates when it is done correctly.
And from there, dip away. I dipped, allowed the chocolate to drip off as much as possible. Air dried for about 30 seconds for each piece and then stood the piece on end.
When I had them finished and they completely dried and set I garnished with a drizzle of white chocolate.
Sweet Salty Delicious and.... BACON BACON BACON!!!