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tashabear
tashabear
the exception to the rule
There is a sort of rule that says that any recipe that starts out "First you take some bacon..." is a good one. For the most part, it's a good rule.

Except when it comes to cookies...

i feel: blah blah

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baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: April 9th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (base camp)
um. wow.
let's add an asterisk to that rule.
*except cookies.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 9th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
To be fair, it is meant to be a breakfast cookie, but still... ew.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: April 9th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
still gross.
spotweld From: spotweld Date: April 9th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ever had bacon candy?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 9th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I assume you're not referring to gummy bacon?
spotweld From: spotweld Date: April 9th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Nope.. I mean home-cooked, brown-sugared bacon candy
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: April 9th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC) (base camp)
One of the most vivid memories of my childhood was a tray of hors d'ouvres being passed around by the caterer at my stepfather's pretentious elder sister's house at a party given to honor their mother's birthday. It was very simple-- a cracker similar to Ritz, but ovoid/rectangular in shape, with a dollop of brown sugar and a half-piece of bacon wrapped around it and pinned with a toothpick. The cracker/sugar/bacon was then baked in the oven until the sugar melted and turned the bacon sort of crispy.

I was... 12? I'm now 46.

They.

Were.

Awesome.

I think I quietly shadowed the caterer's minion and ate something like 12 or 15 of them. Well, most of one entire cookie sheet's worth, fer shure.
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tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 9th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC) (base camp)
But then it's not a breakfast cookie so much... just a cholesterol bomb. I'd rather have a Scotch egg if I'm going to do that.
rufinia From: rufinia Date: April 9th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Tagmanta experimented with wrapping gingersnaps in bacon last year at Pennsic.

Zohane said it was bacon, so it was automatically not a wasted effort.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 9th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (base camp)
But how did they taste?
rufinia From: rufinia Date: April 9th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Like bacon-y cookies?

The bacon wrapped waterchestnuts at the Calontir party... THOSE were AWESOME.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 9th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, yes. They sound great.
prettydark From: prettydark Date: April 10th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC) (base camp)
Google 'Bacon Cake'.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 10th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
*cries* nooooooooooo.... you can't make me!






;-)
misoranomegami From: misoranomegami Date: April 11th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC) (base camp)

Hmmmm

Might be tasty. Bacon grease was the prefered cooking fat for quite a while if I'm not mistaken. I've also had sweet meat dishes and meat pies. It might work. And I'ld definitely try them before I tried something like say tripe.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: April 20th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Hmmmm

My mother's aunt, who came of age during the Depression, never entirely got over the "use the saved bacon grease before any storebought fat" mentality, and used to make cookies using bacon grease as the only fat. Mom says they were almost inedible. I can almost see it working in a peanut butter cookie context, somehow, because the peanut flavor is strong enough to stand up to the bacon flavor. But for most cookies... no.
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