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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello From Castle Baconia’s Kitchen!

Greetings visitors to my kitchen…………..I’ve given the Castle Chef the day off again just so I can spend time with you passing on some of my favorite baconized recipes.    I’m continuing the trend of EASY PEASY RECIPES today with one that’s almost TOO easy.    However, don’t let the fact it’s easy lead you to believe it’s not good.   Because it’s kind of like CANDY and who doesn’t like that?!

Bacon Wrapped Crackers – a fab snack!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pkg. bacon – thick cut or regular cut – doesn’t matter.

Crackers of your choice – Keebler or Ritz – any buttery cracker will do.    Usually this recipe makes one whole “sleeve” of crackers AT LEAST.

Parmesan cheese (package of shredded parmesan is way better than using the shakeable parmesan in a can)

Brown sugar – depends on how much you put on each cracker but you don’t want to OVERLOAD them!

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 250F.   Put sheet of aluminum foil on your baking sheet and if you have a “cooling rack” put that on top of the foil so the crackers sit “up” a bit.
  2. Cut strips of bacon in half, then lay the crackers in rows
  3. Place a teaspoon of parmesan cheese and brown sugar on each cracker, then carefully wrap each one in a strip of bacon. (If you’re using thicker bacon strips, use a toothpick to secure it)
  4. Put the crackers on the rack (on top of the baking sheet), and bake them for 2 hours at 250°F.

See what I mean?   Easy?  It’s actually beyond easy.    Now let me say this – I tried this recipe both ways………brown sugar on TOP of the whole thing assembled and brown sugar UNDER the bacon and both are delicious.   I preferred the brown sugar on top myself.    Also, some people think parmesan cheese isn’t necessary in this recipe and I agree.    But it IS tasty with the sweetness of the sugar and the saltiness of the bacon.    You can experiment yourself!!!

 

Two Thumbs Up!

 

See?    Rave reviews………..you can’t ignore RAVE REVIEWS can you?

Enjoy!   Happy Caturday, King Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon AND King Teddy

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Welcome to the Castle Baconia Kitchen!

Hello Bacon Fans and Friends!     I have two EASY PEASY breakfast treats for you involving bacon today – why two?   Because they are such simple recipes I figured I “owed” you two instead of one.    Also I must admit I’ve probably done very similar recipes to these before – so forgive me if they are repeats.   Let’s face it – I just can’t resist bacon recipes!

First up is Bacon Quiche Biscuit Cups……………..are you ready????

Bacon Quiche Biscuit Cups

Ingredients

5 slides bacon

1 package (8 oz.) softened cream cheese

2 tablespoons milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1 can Pillsbury (or another brand) Flaky Layers Buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 10 regular-size muffin cups with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. In 8-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk and eggs, beating at low speed until smooth. Stir in Swiss cheese and onions. Set aside.
  • 3 Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. Place 1 biscuit round in each muffin cup; firmly press in bottom and up sides, forming 1/4-inch rim. Place half of bacon in bottom of dough-lined muffin cups. Spoon cheese mixture evenly into cups.
  • 4 Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until filling is set and edges of biscuit cups are golden brown. Sprinkle each with remaining bacon; lightly press into filling. Remove biscuit cups from pan.

Easy?  Yes!  Yummy?  Certainly!  

Next up one that’s even better in my humble Kingly opinion.    It has apples in it and apples and bacon are an incredibly tasty combo………………………….

Apple Bacon Breakfast Flatbread

Oh man oh man is this one yummy…………………

Ingredients

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet

12 slices of bacon, chopped

4 oz. (half 8-oz. package) softened cream cheese

1/4 cup raspberry preserves

1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

1 large apple, peeled, chopped

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15×10-inch nonstick pan with sides with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Unroll dough in pan; press dough to edges of pan. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3 Spread cream cheese over partially baked crust to within 1/2 inch of edges. Spread preserves over cream cheese. Top with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, apple and Cheddar cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Oohh la la…….and NO I’m not working part-time for Pillsbury but that’s the brand of pre-made biscuits or flatbread, etc. that we have in our grocery.  If you have other kinds – go for it – doesn’t matter who makes them – it’s just that pre-made makes it EASIER!   We’re all for EASY right cooks????

Oh Monsieur Le King I agree…….I shall be taking notes – Easy recipes means more time for me to float in the moat here at Castle Baconia!!!

Yes Pierre.    And you are a great cook here at the Castle – it’s kind of you to allow me in here to play with dough (!) on Saturdays.

Now, I must go take a Royal Nap.   Baking is tiring.   I’ll take any excuse for a nap…………you know how cats are – even if they are KINGS!!!!!

I shall return next Saturday with more ROYAL RECIPES from the Castle Baconia kitchens!    

King Teddy

Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!

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Final Countdown to Christmas!   Our last idea for your holiday………

Are you a sugar cookie lover like my Mom is?   She buys those “rolls” of sugar cookie dough and decorates them like crazy with sprinkles and sparkles and all sort of stuff but recently she saw THIS recipe and OOH LA LA…..she is also an eggnog fan.   So this was just MADE to be tried!    And know what?   They are delicious (she says!).   No – there’s no bacon in it but Christmas isn’t all about bacon (well………maybe but not today!).

 

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and very lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream butter for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, powdered sugar, eggnog, and eggs and mix well.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until dough comes together.

  3. Roll 1/4 cup dough into a ball. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll ball in the sugar to coat. Place ball on prepared baking sheet. Use the bottom of a tall glass or cup to flatten the dough ball to about 1/2 inch thickness. (The sides of the dough should squish out around the bottom of the glass) Repeat process with remaining dough.

  4. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until cookies look “dry” but are still pale in color. Allow to cool 3-4 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool completely.

  5. To  prepare the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add powdered sugar and mix until very thick. Add eggnog and mix until frosting is smooth.   Spread on cooled cookies.   Store in airtight container.

    1. Recipe Notes

    * Because this frosting will stay soft, I recommend waiting to frost the cookies until shortly before serving. Keep cookies and frosting stored in separate containers in the meantime! This way you don’t have to worry about stacking the sugar cookies in a container when they are frosted.

    Do I have to tell you how yum these are and that you should try making a batch???   Go for it.   It’s Christmas and you’re running out of time to make baked goodies for your family and company!!

We want to wish everyone a super duper holiday…………………..we’ve had fun finding some fun stuff for you to bake for the holiday season but we will be returning to good old BACONIZED recipes next Saturday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BACONIA!