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Baco-choco [Apr. 25th, 2011|07:49 pm]
I realized that we didn't have any birthday cake on Saturday, so I decided to make bacon-chocolate-chip cookies.

I used a Cook's Illustrated recipe, which is somewhat involved, but worth it overall I think. I would make two changes: The cookies were great last night, but more crunchy than chewy today. I think this is because I made small cookies instead of big ones, so next time I'll bake them a minute or so less. Also, the bacon wasn't as prominent as I'd like; I think it works better on the outside, so next time I'll roll the dough balls in bacon crumbles rather than mixing them into the dough.

You can make good crispy bacon in the microwave (and it stays nice and flat), but it takes a long time (especially with a wimpy microwave like ours), and it uses up about a half a roll of paper towels...

[User Picture]From: rusty76
2011-04-26 03:10 am (UTC)
That sounds unusual and tasty. Two recommendations - on chocolate chip cookies I sub out half the white sugar for brown sugar (keeps 'em softer) and (separately) when I do my bacon I drain it on several layers of phone book pages, covered with a single paper towel. I don't know if that would translate to the microwave, but it might be something to consider.

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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-04-26 11:48 am (UTC)
The Cook's recipe uses a bit over half brown sugar, and it results in a nice toffee taste, so I'm totally with you there.

I don't think I'd want to microwave phone book pages; I worry the ink would outgas and create weird flavors. A good tip for conventional cooking, though!
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From: walrusjester
2011-04-26 12:15 pm (UTC)
I applaud your culinary adventurousnessingness! I've also heard of people having some success with bacon brownies...
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[User Picture]From: snowninja7
2011-04-26 05:14 pm (UTC)
Please make them again and add to the bacon contest!

My favorite entry so far: bacon roses.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2011-04-26 06:43 pm (UTC)
Bacon in a normal oven works pretty well.

Also, there are microwave safe bacon racks that let the fat drain away, so you don't need so many towels.
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[User Picture]From: musikub
2011-04-27 04:36 am (UTC)
I tend to just buy the pre-crumbled bacon from Costco. We always have a bag here, it's practically a staple of mine!
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