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Super Bowl Breakfast!!

I said I was going to have it for breakfast…and I did…and I liked it!!!

This is the bacon cinnamon roll!

It’s a tough recipe…here are the ingredients:

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Now, I made a mistake…it seems that the mini rolls are only stamped to look like they were rolled.  So I had to bust out a knife to cut into a strip:

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Once pulled out on the counter, you just place a strip of bacon along the dough.

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I was glad we still had a pound of the center cut in the freezer…given the size of these rolls, it was a perfect sized slice.  Also, it’s fresh seal packaging allowed me to just pull a couple slices out and just snap the case shut.

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So here we are, all rolled up and ready for the oven.  Since this was the first time making these, I only put two together…In the event that things went south, I didn’t want to ruin a whole pan of these and deny Better Half her breakfast.

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After 12 minutes at 400 degrees…here we are…just add icing and…

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There you go!

Now I typically don’t like “wrapping” bacon around food.  I love the taste, but the bacon never really cooks and I just don’t dig on soggy bacon.

These cooked up great!  The bacon was still soft inside the roll, but it wasn’t stringy.  When I took a bite straight in, I didn’t pull any of the bacon with me.  The bacon fat melting through the bun gave it a real good taste and a nice sort of glaze formed on the bottom of the roll.  It was a GREAT blend of sweet and savory!

Next time…use the larger cinnamon rolls that are ACTUALLY rolled.  I also think I might hit the bacon in the stove for about 7 minutes and then roll it into the dough…so I get more of a cooked piece of bacon.  Some experimenting to go…but I got to tell you, it already was pretty close to perfection!

Originally posted 2009-02-01 14:59:49.

January 22, 2015   1 Comment

Bacon Pic of the Day – Really? REALLY?!

I had some time to kill this morning before I headed off to “Donuts with Daddy” at Lil’s school and I had $10 burning a hole in my pocket so I stopped by a local establishment for breakfast.

My meal came with two slices of bacon. This is what was presented to me…

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And just plain old sad!

Originally posted 2011-06-13 16:55:51.

January 16, 2015   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Bourbon Bacon Pancakes…

What???????

You heard me.  BOURBON BACON PANCAKES!  Now bacon pancakes, sure, who hasn’t had them.  But BOURBON???  Come on!!

It’s my two favorite things added to my absolute favorite non-meat breakfast item.  Can you say WIN WIN WIN?  I can…

Recipe after the jump…make it for someone you love this weekend! [Read more →]

Originally posted 2011-01-28 21:31:06.

January 15, 2015   1 Comment

Better with Bacon – Maple Syrup, Bacon and Blueberry Bread Pudding…

Seriously, can you say yum?!? I do believe I know the menu for the next family brunch at the Baird compound / TDB World Headquarters…

Maple Syrup, Bacon and Blueberry Bread Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups (600 g) stale French bread (6-8 thick slices) cut in 1.5-in. cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) bacon (15-20 slices)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup (250 ml) half & half 10% cream
  • ? cup (75 ml) maple syrup
  • ? cup (160 ml) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) blueberries — fresh or frozen

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F (175C). Butter a non-stick 8 x 8-in. (22 cm) baking pan. Cut stale bread into cubes and set aside. Fry slices of bacon in a pan, let cool and cut into 3/4 inch pieces.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg yolks, cream, butter and maple syrup. Soak cubed stale bread in egg mixture for 10-20 minutes until bread absorbs egg mixture. Fold in bacon and blueberries.
  3. Pour into buttered baking pan. Bake in a oven for 50-65 minutes until bubbling and golden brown. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Serves 6-8.

via Toronto Sun

Originally posted 2012-08-29 20:30:54.

December 24, 2014   1 Comment

Better with Bacon – Doughnut Bites with Bacon Sugar…

Yup – bacon sugar!

Wouldn’t these taste great with a class of hot apple cider?!? YUM!

I am totally making these.  I feel a new TEST KITCHEN entry coming soon.

Recipe after the jump… [Read more →]

Originally posted 2010-10-18 21:29:10.

December 22, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Dina’s Candied Bacon Edition!

After the “all Charlie” post yesterday, I can across a series of Facespace messages from another long time FoTDB Dina (SHOUT OUT!).  Dina’s been a BIG supporter of this little blog and just after the New Year she sent not one but five, FIVE, recipes that included candied bacon.

Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Candied Bacon Green Salad

Candied Bacon Maple Popcorn

Chocolate Chip Candied Bacon Pancakes

Candied Bacon Butter!

See something you like?  Of course you do!

Thanks for all the bacon love Dina and for being a loyal TDBer!

Photos via davidlebovitz, jaimeoliver, pinterest, evilshenanigans and tablespoon

Originally posted 2012-01-12 21:24:25.

December 21, 2014   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day – Why Aunt Jemima is Smiling…

It’s because of these beauties…

via Craft

Originally posted 2011-08-02 19:59:16.

December 19, 2014   No Comments

Reminder

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Bacon Sunday II is this Sunday! I have started this movement to encourage everyone to spend one Sunday a month and enjoy a big breakfast with friends / family or even just by yourself with a big old newspaper!  Of course that breakfast includes bacon! ;-)

Facebookers – join The Daily Bacon group to receive future event notifications!

Originally posted 2009-02-21 08:44:02.

December 17, 2014   No Comments

Better with Bacon – Coffee Glazed Bacon…

I LOVE bacon. I also love coffee.  So how could this go wrong?

Coffee Glazed Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 slices of Smoked Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hot Espresso
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Directions:

You’re gonna have to pop over to Instructables to get those (and see step-by-step photos).

 

Originally posted 2012-01-24 22:23:48.

December 9, 2014   No Comments

Saturday Morning Video Funhouse

Today’s video is in the spirit of my BACON SUNDAY announcement yesterday.

This just killed me…it’s short, just :15 seconds, but it’s brilliant with a terrific payoff!

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Oh youtubes…is there nothing I can’t find on you (outside of Viacom programming)?

Have a great Saturday!

Originally posted 2009-05-09 08:00:13.

December 7, 2014   No Comments