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Subject:Chocolate-covered bacon recipe
Time:12:50 pm
Ingredients:

Bacon
Brown Sugar
Bittersweet Chocolate

Slice bacon strips into thirds. Put brown sugar in a shallow dish. Coat each piece of bacon on both sides with brown sugar, twist, and place into a flat roasting pan or similar. Bake at 375 until the bacon strips are crispy. You may want to turn them halfway through, and you may need to remove some strips earlier than others so that they don't burn.

Drain bacon and refrigerate.

Melt bittersweet chocolate over a double boiler. Spoon chocolate over each strip of bacon, leaving one end bare to provide a handle. Place on waxed paper, and refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.
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essaying
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Time:2010-03-29 08:16 pm (UTC)
mmmmmWANT. With E off the eating list, I've been trying not to frustrate him by cooking things that smell good, so I can't do this one for now. But someday I will.
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abostick59
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Time:2010-03-29 09:57 pm (UTC)
Haven't done it yet (I've been meaning to), but here's what I would do:

Cut the bacon strips into quarters, not thirds.

Not just "melt in a double boiler" but go the whole nine yards: melting and heating to 122ºF, tabling and agitating half on a stone slab until it just starts to thicken, melting the tabled chocolate back into the remainder. Check temperature; if it is much above 92ºF, go through the tabling with somewhat less (a quarter to a third, depending on how hot it is). If the temperature winds up less than 92ºF, goose it with a little bit more heat. Let it sit for a little bit so that the lower-temperature cocoa-butter crystals melt thoroughly while the ideal ones start to form.

Using your dipping fork, dip the bacon pieces into the tempered molten chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Watch the chocolate temperature like a hawk; if it drops below 90ºF, goose it with heat again.

Do not refrigerate to cool; leave it on a table or counter at room temperature overnight. If room temperature is 80-85ºF, so much the better.

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whipartist
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Time:2010-03-29 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was lazy. But since it's more of a party trick than a fine food, I'm OK with that.
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