As I have mentioned on other pages on this site, including the About Me, I really love bacon in everything and anything including desserts. Although one of my favourite ways to enjoy a sweeter twist to bacon is Candied Bacon (made using brown sugar and cinnamon), however I found this site called The Republic of Bacon that has a page devoted to various recipes of bacon desserts.
There are far too many on the site that I want to try out to mention, so I thought I would just pick out a couple that really stand out to me and that are the ones I am most likely to try out first.
The idea of bacon and toffee together sounds too good not to try and there is a link and recipe for that and as one of the biggest fans of chocolate brownies on the planet – I really have to try the bacon brownies!
Besides those, the one that really stood out to me and sounded like something Heston Blumenthal would concoct in his lab was bacon ice cream. I am not the biggest fan of ice cream. I don’t love it, but don’t hate it either. I imagine though that once I tried bacon ice cream, my mind would change though ha-ha!
Although as such a big fan of bacon I wouldn’t complain about any of these recipes, I am less interested in the ones where bacon is just used as a garnish or afterthought as much as I am in the ones where bacon is really incorporated and used to baconise (that is definitely a real word, I checked and double-checked*!) whatever the dessert is.
I like the idea for instance of taking the good old classic apple pie and adding that salty, smoky baconness (also a real word*!) to it or the bacon cheesecake.
I suppose the main thing I like about all these bacon dessert recipes and the concept in general is that it’s a way to squeeze a bit more bacon into life and a great way of bridging main meals, breakfasts and lunches together with puddings and desserts.
Watch this space because when I get the time to try any of the recipes out I will undoubtedly snap some pictures to upload with a post about how I got on and most importantly whether they tasted as good as they sound.
To inspire your own exploration into bacon desserts check out the list of recipes here and be sure to send any pics or links you have of your efforts!
*I may have told a few porkies there, sorry