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  1. #1
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.

    It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.

    Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.

    Steve

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    > of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    > and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    > I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    > Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    > in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >
    > It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    > I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >
    > Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    > I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    > added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.


    You can also let bacon slices sit in brown sugar for a few hours
    then bake it that way, covered with a nice dose of brown sugar.

    Bacon Candy.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    > of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    > and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    > I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    > Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    > in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >
    > It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    > I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >
    > Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    > I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    > added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.


    You can also let bacon slices sit in brown sugar for a few hours
    then bake it that way, covered with a nice dose of brown sugar.

    Bacon Candy.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    Sqwertz wrote:

    > Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    >>of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    >>and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    >>I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    >>Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    >>in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >>
    >>It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    >>I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >>
    >>Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    >>I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    >>added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.

    >
    >
    > You can also let bacon slices sit in brown sugar for a few hours
    > then bake it that way, covered with a nice dose of brown sugar.
    >
    > Bacon Candy.


    Now this sounds good. I've actually collected
    several recipes for this sort of thing but haven't
    gotten around to trying any of them yet. However,
    the bacon/chocolate combo doesn't appeal at all.
    I love bacon and I love chocolate but I think they
    should remain segregated.

    Kate


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    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
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  5. #5
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    Sqwertz wrote:

    > Steve Pope <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    >>of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    >>and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    >>I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    >>Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    >>in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >>
    >>It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    >>I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >>
    >>Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    >>I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    >>added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.

    >
    >
    > You can also let bacon slices sit in brown sugar for a few hours
    > then bake it that way, covered with a nice dose of brown sugar.
    >
    > Bacon Candy.


    Now this sounds good. I've actually collected
    several recipes for this sort of thing but haven't
    gotten around to trying any of them yet. However,
    the bacon/chocolate combo doesn't appeal at all.
    I love bacon and I love chocolate but I think they
    should remain segregated.

    Kate


    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

  6. #6
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    On May 9, 12:46*pm, Kate Connally <conna...@pitt.edu> wrote:
    >
    > Now this sounds good. *I've actually collected
    > several recipes for this sort of thing but haven't
    > gotten around to trying any of them yet. *However,
    > the bacon/chocolate combo doesn't appeal at all.
    > I love bacon and I love chocolate but I think they
    > should remain segregated.
    >

    Separate but equal, so to speak? -aem

  7. #7
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    On May 9, 12:46*pm, Kate Connally <conna...@pitt.edu> wrote:
    >
    > Now this sounds good. *I've actually collected
    > several recipes for this sort of thing but haven't
    > gotten around to trying any of them yet. *However,
    > the bacon/chocolate combo doesn't appeal at all.
    > I love bacon and I love chocolate but I think they
    > should remain segregated.
    >

    Separate but equal, so to speak? -aem

  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    On Sat 03 May 2008 11:48:00a, Steve Pope told us...

    > Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    > of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    > and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    > I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    > Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    > in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >
    > It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    > I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >
    > Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    > I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    > added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.
    >
    > Steve


    Somewhat related, and quite delicious... My mother would occasionally make
    chocolate waffles with nearly crisp bacon slices (halved) laid into the
    waffle iron before pouring in the batter. They were served with strawberry
    halves mascerated in Grand Marnier, chocolate whipped cream, and a
    sprinkling of toasted pecans.

    Dessert waffles were very popular in the 1950s.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
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    2wks 2dys 10hrs 30mins
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  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Bacon / Chocolate experiment

    On Sat 03 May 2008 11:48:00a, Steve Pope told us...

    > Wanting to see what all the fuss was about, I took two strips
    > of humanely-handled bacon, sliced each into three segments,
    > and fried them until something short of totally crispy.
    > I then arranged them on a plate and placed a square of Green &
    > Black organic "Maya Gold" chocolate on each, then put the plate
    > in the microwave and set it for 20 seconds.
    >
    > It quickly became apparent 20 seconds was far too long --
    > I took it out after 10 or 15, but 5 seconds would have worked.
    >
    > Other than over-melting the chocolate, they tasted wonderful.
    > I don't think the orange/spice flavoring in the "Maya Gold"
    > added anything so next time I'll use plain dark chocolate.
    >
    > Steve


    Somewhat related, and quite delicious... My mother would occasionally make
    chocolate waffles with nearly crisp bacon slices (halved) laid into the
    waffle iron before pouring in the batter. They were served with strawberry
    halves mascerated in Grand Marnier, chocolate whipped cream, and a
    sprinkling of toasted pecans.

    Dessert waffles were very popular in the 1950s.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Friday, 05(V)/09(IX)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    2wks 2dys 10hrs 30mins
    -------------------------------------------
    Dumber than Advertised. -- Yakko Warner
    -------------------------------------------



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