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Bacon $food
« on: 28 Jan 2008, 14:32 »

Comic 1055's specials made me think that bacon muffins would probably be worth attempting to make.  I have previously put bacon in a mole sauce and eaten it with rice.  (Note that that's the Spanish word mole, which bears no relationship to the animal known in English by a name spelled the same way.)

Well, last week, there was another Adventure in Mixing Bacon with Other Yummy Things.  This time, the chocolate chip cookies described here.  The lovely PictureSarah (of the xkcd fora, on which I'm more active than here) made a batch for me, in return for some help I gave her when she was preparing for exams last semester.

First, the dough:

It didn't hold together very well, probably owing to all the chunks of stuff in it.  But it was really damn tasty on its own, as all decent cookie dough ought to be.

Then, the balls:

PictureSarah presenting one batch of pre-cookies, about to be put into the oven.  They were, in a way, genuine chocolate salty balls.

Later, the cookies:

Freshly out of the oven.  I of course had to have one immediately, as I always do with chocolate chip cookies, even though it was very burny on my hands and in my mouth.  It was also really, really delicious (though perhaps too heart-attacky to have as many as I would have normal chocolate chip cookies).

Finally, the enjoyment thereof:

I don't know about the latte special in the comic, but I can assure you that cookies are always vegetarian (though not necessarily vegan).  So don't let a little thing like "bacon is the cured belly of a swine carcass" dissuade you from trying these cookies yourself.

Has anyone else put bacon in unusual dishes, or made other strange-sounding mixes of food items that might *seem*, at first, not to go together at all?
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jan 2008, 14:48 »

My god, that looks absolutely delicious! I love bacon with a passion. I could eat it with just about anything..so long as it's the greasy, chewy kind. Not the hard, crunchy kind.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jan 2008, 15:13 »

I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty high and the thought of a bacon muffin is SO GOOD right now nyom nyom nyom
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jan 2008, 15:38 »

I cannot imagine a bacon cookie ever tasting good.

Ever.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #4 on: 28 Jan 2008, 15:41 »

That's a bacon chocolate chip cookie?

What kind of America is this.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #5 on: 28 Jan 2008, 15:57 »

Check out the baking thread. Toba made bacon cookies.

I still think they sound questionable.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #6 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:01 »

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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #7 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:07 »

I quite enjoy your XKCD food fora. I periodically spend time there, until I make an ass of myself and stop going.

I have recently bought like a pound of bacon (delicious stuff on sale at the farmer's market), and will experiment away with comparable creations soon.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #8 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:15 »

I think chocolate chip and bacon cookies sound delicious.

Then again I have put pickles and jelly on the same sandwich, so I guess it's not all that odd.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #9 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:17 »

Has anyone ever succesfully combined chocolate and garlic? I am convince that this can work, but I've yet to make a serious atempt.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #10 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:22 »

I've managed that, but not in a big way. Chocolate works well in a chilli and so does garlic so the two in the same chilli was fine, but neither was the main flavour of the meal.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #11 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:24 »

Chocolate and garlic... I would totally eat that.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #12 on: 28 Jan 2008, 16:30 »

Chocolate and garlic sounds like it'd be better than chocolate and bacon.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #13 on: 28 Jan 2008, 17:17 »

You fry bacon, reserve the grease, then fry garlic in it to steal the garlic flavour then remove the garlic chunks. Then just replace each square of bakers chocolate with one tablespoon oil and three tablespoons cocoa powder in your favorite brownie recipe.
Instant gold!
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #14 on: 28 Jan 2008, 17:36 »

Does bacon taste the way it smells? Because that sounds like it would be HORRID with chocolate...
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #15 on: 28 Jan 2008, 17:50 »

Does bacon taste the way it smells?

Infinitely better. Which is saying a lot, because bacon smells something wonderful.

I'm still advocating these things. I've got to try it for myself sometime. The best part is failing utterly when trying to cook something totally awesome. For example, I tried to make pumpkin pie from scratch--that is, from an actual pumpkin. It wound up tasting like squash-flavored oatmeal with crust. But it was fun to make it.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #16 on: 28 Jan 2008, 18:24 »

Sounds like your squash wasn't cooked through. The best way to do such is to bake/roast it, making sure it's fully done. Cut it in half, put it in the oven, and bake away. A fork/knife should be able to easily pass the whole way through it when it's done, and peeling it should be a trivial task (once it's cooled). Erring on the side of over-done isn't usually a problem, because it'll just caramelize a little more, but make sure not to use any clearly burnt parts of the pumpkin (if it's too close to the heat or the peel is burnt.
Then, you know, add some egg, sugar, spice, garlic, bacon bits, and cocoa powder.

Also, if you have too much pumpkin stuffing, mix together some flour and baking powder, then add that to the pumpkin until you get a nice cake batter consistency, then bake it at a cake temperature for a while, until tothpick-tested as done.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #17 on: 28 Jan 2008, 18:54 »

I have previously put bacon in a mole sauce and eaten it with rice.

Mole is quite possibly the most interesting and delicious thing I have ever tasted of the Mexican variety.
A genius must have invented this.
Seriously, who would have thought "Hey, maybe if stick some chile peppers and a bunch of other weird stuff into some delicious chocolate it'll create something that won't taste like absolute shit."
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #18 on: 28 Jan 2008, 18:58 »

Clearly you have never tried the stock concentrate by itself.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #19 on: 28 Jan 2008, 18:59 »

I think my favorite part of this thread is the bizarre extraneous dollar sign in the title. I like the concept of something costing food dollars.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #20 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:07 »

frankly, the idea of bacon cookies makes my stomach turn...
but that's just the bacon. It makes me nauseous. And to ruin such otherwise delicious-looking cookies like that. It's a travesty.

But vanilla pudding mix is really good in cookies. That, plus walnuts, lots of chocolate, and coconut equals pure deliciousness.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #21 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:21 »

What in the fuck is wrong with bacon?
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #22 on: 28 Jan 2008, 19:41 »

I don't know, the idea of mixing bacon with chocolate doesn't seem that appetizing to me.  Though I must say this merits some experimentation.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #23 on: 28 Jan 2008, 21:30 »

Bacon in a cookie sounds gross to me, but then lots of people like raisins in their cookies so what do I know.




Seriously, raisins. *shudder*

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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #24 on: 28 Jan 2008, 21:32 »

Bacon smells like greasy sweatsocks and burnt hair, in my opinion. Keep your pig out of my cookies, thanks.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #25 on: 28 Jan 2008, 22:00 »

I don't know whose sweatsocks you're smelling but you need to remain friends with them forever.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #26 on: 28 Jan 2008, 22:20 »

THEY ARE MINE MY SWEATSOCKS SMELL LIKE FUCKIN DELICIOUS BAKON WHO WANTS TO COME TO THE GYM WITH ME FOR GOOD TIMES LET'S HIT THE SHOWERS GUYS WHOOOO
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #27 on: 28 Jan 2008, 22:23 »

Seriously, who would have thought "Hey, maybe if stick some chile peppers and a bunch of other weird stuff into some delicious chocolate it'll create something that won't taste like absolute shit."
Actually, it was the radical idea of putting sugar (and, later, even milk) in chocolate that was a new thing.  It was originally only made as a drink or a sauce, usually with chile, sometimes also a bit of vanilla.

I think my favorite part of this thread is the bizarre extraneous dollar sign in the title. I like the concept of something costing food dollars.
That was actually meant in the computer programming sense, where it basically would stand in for whatever other kind of food.  To be perfectly honest, though, I only know that myself because of the higher proportion of computer nerds on the xkcd fora than on here, and also thought it was weird the first time I saw it.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #28 on: 28 Jan 2008, 22:43 »

Mmm....Bacon...........

I swear it took me years to learn to cook bacon correctly without burning it.  Brutal.  It's like making gravy from screatch; only trial and error will help...........
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #29 on: 29 Jan 2008, 00:09 »

Does bacon taste the way it smells? Because that sounds like it would be HORRID with chocolate...

For a very long and unfortunate period of my life I did not eat bacon, because it looked and smelled disgusting, so I imagined it couldn't possibly taste good.  Then I tried it for the first time, realized how RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS it is, and now it smells great to me because the smell = I GET TO EAT BACON.

Bacon + chocolate is something I've never had, but it sounds viable, I'll have to try to mimic those cookies some time.  Bacon + maple syrup is a pig/sugar combination that I already know works great (not that this one is as unusual), and I have multiple recipes based around the concept.  Since I don't have any bacon in the house right now, though (sad day), I'm going to go experiment with the chocolate + garlic combination instead.  I'll be back to post results soon.


Edit: HOLY MOTHER OF OM NOM NOM!  Slick, for this suggestion you are officially a God among men.

Garlic Chocolate Sauce:
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt together:
4 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of butter
1 one-ounce square of unsweetened Baker's chocolate
3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
2 cloves of garlic, pressed

Pour over vanilla ice cream, devour, and die happy.  This is all I had the energy/ingredients for at this time, I will be exploring other more complex chocolate + garlic combinations in the near future.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #30 on: 29 Jan 2008, 03:56 »

Bacon Vodka,anyone?
The blog has a lot of other recipes with bacon too.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #31 on: 29 Jan 2008, 04:02 »

This thread just makes me think about the best Flickr group ever:

All Bacon, All The Time.

Everyone should check it out.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #33 on: 29 Jan 2008, 05:50 »

That bacon vodka has opened my eyes. Now I'm wondering what else could be infused into vodka and how well it would work. Does anyone know how well the flavour of nuts will pass into the vodka?
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #34 on: 29 Jan 2008, 05:58 »

Nuts? Probably not too well. Nut flavoured coffee stuffs are all made on ethers or whatever those things are, I am sure any nutty-kinda alcohols would be the same.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #35 on: 29 Jan 2008, 10:43 »

Isn't amaretto almond-flavored? The process may be very different for this though, I'm not really down with my distilling techniques.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #36 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:03 »

Bacon in a cookie sounds gross to me, but then lots of people like raisins in their cookies so what do I know.




Seriously, raisins. *shudder*

But...but...oatmeal raisin! OATMEAL RAISIN! Best cookies next to plain ol' chocolate chip! And much more appetizing than bacon and chocolate!
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #37 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:18 »

This thread just makes me think about the best Flickr group ever:

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The best part of their page is definitely their messageboard:

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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #38 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:30 »

I've made all sorts of infused vodka creations... Nuts worked OK - cashews worked the best. My favorite was apples and cinnamon sticks. Just slice some apples, get some cinnamon sticks, and throw them into some vodka. Let sit for a month or more, and you've got bottled awesomeness.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #39 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:44 »

I read that topic as "Beyond bacon: Hardcore Meat Pornography" three times before I got it right.



Also oatmeal chocolate chip >>>>>>> oatmeal raisin. FACT
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #40 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:46 »

Now I'm wondering what else could be infused into vodka and how well it would work.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2041257_make-drunken-gummi-bears.html

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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #41 on: 29 Jan 2008, 11:58 »

@linds: I just realized what your avatar is. First I felt stupid for not getting it sooner, then I laughed, then I went back to feeling stupid.

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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #42 on: 29 Jan 2008, 12:10 »

They're from a comic that someone on livejournal did a looooong time ago and I forget what it's called, so sadly I can't find it, even though I know they ended it. I think it was Little Darth or something like that. (I have more saved as av's, but that's it.)

Also oatmeal chocolate chip >>>>>>> oatmeal raisin. FACT

You are confusing fact for opinion and/or theory, sir madam. Oat-choc-chip are good, but they do not trump oatmeal raisin. (Sorry for confusing your gender!)
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« Reply #44 on: 29 Jan 2008, 12:32 »

I cannot think of a single type of food with raisins that would not be improved dramatically by removing them.
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« Reply #45 on: 29 Jan 2008, 12:38 »

Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite cookie.  Raisin Bran is my favorite cereal.  Raisins are delicious.  Always.
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« Reply #46 on: 29 Jan 2008, 13:02 »

What she said.
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« Reply #47 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:17 »

While I'm not a big fan of raisins, I do think rice pudding is legitimately better with them than it would be without.  Other than that, I think I'm with Storm Rider on this one.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #48 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:37 »

You can make pepper vodka with ground up peppercorns, which is supposed to be really good in bloody mary's and the like.
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Re: Bacon $food
« Reply #49 on: 29 Jan 2008, 14:40 »

You are confusing fact for opinion and/or theory, sir madam. Oat-choc-chip are good, but they do not trump oatmeal raisin. (Sorry for confusing your gender!)

It is A-OK, Linds! I am not offended in the least. :)

Also I am in agreement with Storm Rider! I generally find raisins to be incredibly unappetizing.
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