Fat Friday – Bakin’ Bacon

26 Feb

Nothing says Fat Friday like candied bacon!  That’s right candied bacon.  Let this post change your life like no other post has ever done before.  I am sure it will at least take a  year or two off your life.  I first heard about candies bacon a few months ago and kind of dismissed it thinking it would be too difficult.  That was a misconception.  It is actually easier than preparing bacon in the traditional way.  I came across a post on another blog a few weeks ago that put candied bacon in cookies and I got to thinking…what else would candied bacon be good in?  The first and best thing that popped into my mind was cinnamon buns!   So I made cinnamon buns  and instead of filling them with nuts or raisin I filled them with candied bacon.  This little creation has changed the lives of so many people I work with and I hope you feel the same way!

Cinnamon Buns With Candie Bacon

What you will need:

Candied Bacon

1 package of thick sliced bacon

1 -2 cups of brown sugar

Cinnamon Buns – Recipe is from food network

Dough:

  • 1/4-ounce package yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional Candied Bacon

Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons hot water

Put It Together:

First prepare the candied bacon

pre-heat oven to 350.

place strips of bacon in deep pan

cover completely with brown sugar

bake for 30 minutes

let cool and chop in small peices to include in recipe of choice

Prepare Cinnamon Buns

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.


When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired Candied Bacon! Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.


Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.


Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

As I mentioned before this recipe was taken from food network and I just replaces the nuts/raisins with the bacon.   This recipe may seem like a lot of work but it is so unexpected and delicious it is worth it!  My coworkers will agree.  I hope everyone has a good weekend.  Check back on Monday to see how I challenge myself to take an ingredient from this recipe and make a healthy treat…should be an adventure.

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5 Responses to “Fat Friday – Bakin’ Bacon”

  1. Susan at SGCC February 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Love the idea of using the candied bacon in cinnamon buns. They look fantastic! Your coworkers must adore you!

  2. Jenny February 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Wow! This sounds wonderful!!!

    But I have to ask, as a co-worker, where is mine???

    • tconigl1 February 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

      They were in the box office earlier this week. I don’t know how you missed them! I’ll have to make them again.

  3. toddjang April 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    YA Bacon! Love it, keep up the good work.

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