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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Ted

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Here I am – back again with another unbelievable BACONIZED recipe!

A lot of my recipes aren’t what anyone would call “healthy” but I can tell you one thing they DEFINITELY are………….they’re GOOD!     This is one of those.   It’s got chocolate, bourbon (just a little!) bacon – well let’s just say there MAY be a lot of calories involved but once in a while – we MUST MUST MUST indulge – spoil ourselves – do it ANYWAY.   This might be the one that pushes you over the edge.    It’s VERY tasty.

Chocolate Pound Cake With Bourbon Bacon Frosting

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

BOURBON BACON FROSTING

  • 8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 9×5 loaf pans with butter and sprinkle them with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt. In the bowl of your electric mixer (fitted with the paddle), add the butter and beat until creamy and smooth. Add in the sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy, scraping down the sides when needed, about 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing for a minute or so and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl after each. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and mix on low speed. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat on low, gradually increasing the speed to medium, beating until the batter is smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until cake is set in the middle. Let cool completely.

BOURBON BACON FROSTING

  • Add the butter and cream cheese to the bowl of your electric mixer and beat on medium speed until creamy and blended. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar. Add in the bourbon and vanilla extract, then beat the frosting on medium to high speed until creamy, scraping down the sides when needed. Stir in half of the bacon with a spatula. Frost the cakes once cooled, then sprinkle the remaining bacon on top!

 

So was I right?    Are you salivating?   Of course you are………….Those of you who can’t eat bacon – I’m sorry about that………..and if you want to leave out the bourbon do – but really everything in this recipe is there for a reason.    This is serious pound cake and my Mom has always loved cream cheese based frosting – this has the extra added attraction of bourbon and bacon in the frosting.     Remember – a recipe is just a guide – you can modify to your own taste.    OK?  OK!

Yes it is……….TOTALLY!

 

Have a good weekend and I’ll see you back in Castle Baconia’s kitchen next Saturday for more yumminess.   Bring your appetite along.    You won’t be sorry!

Your King………..

Bakin’ With The Bacon King

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Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms Including the ROYAL MOM!!!!

We know it’s a DAY early but that’s as close as we could get to this pawsome day of the year when we celebrate MOMS.     I thought this would be a perfect and yummy breakfast surprise to make the Mom in the house for Mother’s Day.   It’s got everything.   All it needs is a nice card and a bouquet of flowers to accompany it on the breakfast table when you surprise the Mom in your household with this delicious concoction!

 

 

MAPLE BACON WALNUT COFFEE CAKE (wow)

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Directions
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Combine the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into remaining flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, syrup and applesauce until well blended. Gradually stir into flour mixture until combined.
  • Spread into a 13×9 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved topping, then bacon and walnuts. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Now doesn’t that sound absolutely SCRUMMY?   (I heard someone say that on a British mystery program the other day – short for scrumptious!).

Now don’t forget to give your Mom a hug tomorrow on “HER” day……..if your Mom is an Angel like my Mom’s Mom, send a hug up to her on angel wings – she knows you love her always but will appreciate the special thought on Mother’s Day of all days.

 

Teddy, King of Bacon

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Ted

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Happy Saturday Visitors to Castle Baconia!

Yes this is the Kingdom of bacon and I am the King……..my mission is to bring you a fabulous baconized recipe every single Saturday until I run out of recipes.    Heck, I’ve even been known to “re-run” a recipe once in a while too!      This week I’m doing a recipe sent to me by a loyal subject, SammyP at 15andMeowing.

This is a recipe that has fascinated me for years – actually it also fascinated Angel Sammy who was King of Baconia before I inherited the throne.    Candied bacon.    I bet you’ve heard of it but have you made it?     It’s really easy to make and I don’t think I can adequately describe in my own words how amazing this tastes.   You can buy maple cured bacon in the grocery but this is one step beyond that.    The brown sugar and pepper takes it to a whole different level!

Maple Candied Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick sliced bacon
  • 1/4 cup bourbon barrel aged maple syrup*
  • 1/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil topped with a sheet of parchment paper.
To make the maple and brown sugar glaze, combine the maple syrup and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture just starts to bubble. Remove from heat and reserve.
Arrange the bacon strips on the prepared baking sheet, overlapping slightly if needed.
Bake until the bacon slices start to brown, about 15 minutes. Blot the excess grease with paper towels.

Brush generously with the glaze and sprinkle generously with the black pepper. Continue baking for 5 minutes.

Turn the bacon strips, blot extra grease, and brush generously with the glaze. Sprinkle all over with freshly ground black pepper.
Continue baking until bacon strips are crispy and browned, about 10 more minutes. Your exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your bacon. Watch carefully towards the end of cooking time so bacon doesn’t overcook.
Remove from the oven and cool. Blot any excess grease. Arrange on a platter and serve. Makes 12 pieces.

Oh boy……give this recipe a try – you’ve just GOTTA!

Your King about to begin his bacon coma nap!   See you next Saturday

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello Loyal Baconites!   Time for something YUMMY in the kitchen!

I’ve got a whopper of a bread recipe for you today.   Don’t freak out because it’s BREAD – this is an EASY one.    Honest.   And the best part is it has BACON in it.   How can you resist bacon – especially if there’s also cheese involved????

Give this one a whirl – it’s pretty darn easy and EXTREMELY delicious……..especially warm from the oven.

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Bread

This recipe makes TWO delicious loaves…………………

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese, fresh grated not bagged
  • 10 strips cooked thick cut bacon, chopped and divided
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine water, yeast, salt and sugar. Allow mixture to sit for several minutes.
  2. Add flour, two cups of cheese, bacon and fresh ground black pepper. Stir with spoon until combined. Dough will be shaggy. Don’t stress if it looks messy. It will come together in the end.
  3. Cover with a towel and allow to rise in a warm place for an hour.
  4. After an hour, turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for a few minutes. It does not need to be completely smooth. Just knead it long enough to come together. Divide dough into two equal halves and place in standard loaf pans.
  5. Cover loaves with remaining cheese and bacon. Cover with towel and allow to rest for thirty minutes.
  6. Bake in a 400` oven for fifteen minutes. Cover loosely with foil and reduce heat to 350` and continue baking for another 35 minutes. Remove foil and allow to bake for another 10 minutes.

 

See?   Not tough at all is it.    Give it a try – how can you not try it when it’s got BACON in it?    You are a bacon lover right???    Right!!!!!

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!

Happy Bacon – oops I mean Happy Weekend!   

Your King

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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It’s Time To Cook with the King!!!

I’ve got another easy peasy crockpot recipe today and who wouldn’t like it – pork chops smothered in gravy and crumbled bacon???    The main event in this recipe is NOT bacon of course – it’s the chops and gravy but the bacon adds that little SOMETHING we bacon lovers love best.    Those of you who can’t eat bacon just leave it out – the pork chops are dy-no-mite on their own!

 

Home Style Pork Chops In Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 slices bacon crumbled
  • 1.5 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 7 boneless pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 10.5 oz can chicken broth

Instructions

  • Spray your crock pot with cooking spray
  • Mix together your flour, mustard, salt and garlic powder in a bowl
  • Lightly coat your pork chops in flour mixture (set the remaining mixture aside for later)
  • Pour your oil in a skillet and brown your pork chops over medium-high heat
  • Mix your broth with the remaining flour mixture and pour in your crock pot
  • Place your browned pork chops in your crock pot and sprinkle with crumbled bacon
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours

Yep – it sure as heck is.    The Royal Mom made this and made mashed potatoes – there was plenty of gravy in the crockpot to put on the ‘taters and she said she and Dad REALLY enjoyed it……I bet you will too!!    Would The King of Bacon give you a wrong steer on a recipe?   NOPE!

Happy Eating!   Your King…………