Sunday, April 11
Bacon that likes to Jam!
1 pound smoked bacon - or try turkey bacon!
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium brown onion dliced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Tabasco sauce (according to taste)
1 cup coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup (I used agave since I had it on hand!)
Black pepper to taste
1. In a non stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp. Using a pair of scissors cut into 1 inch pieces.
2. Fry the onion and garlic in the rendered bacon fat on medium heat until translucent.
3. Transfer the bacon, onion and garlic into a heavy based cast iron pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the water. Simmer for 2 hours adding 1/4 of a cup of water every 25-30 minutes or so and stirring.
4. When ready, cool for about 15-20 minutes and then place in a food processor. Pulse for 2-3 seconds so that you leave some texture to the “jam” or of course you could keep whizzing and make it a smoother and more paste like.
Then the wheals in my head started turning...they do that sometimes. What is P going to DO with this bacon jam (besides drool over it of course)...that's when I decided to make Bacon Jam Rolls! Similar to their brother (Cinnamon Rolls) but with a little less sugar and a lot more bacon. I used the same dough recipe as the No-Knead Cinnamon Roll recipe I made not to long ago. Instead of the filling I spread the bacon jam and rolled it up.
Results= well, in my husbands eyes, they were great. Try them for yourself...if you like bacon as much as P does, im sure you'll think the same!
Recipe adapted from Not Quite Nigella.