Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bacon and Beer, What could be better

IMG_4480 So I can finally announce what I have been working on that has been taking the precious time I have to cook and bake away from this blog.

P and I are throwing a party. A party that meant I had to test alot of recipes to see what we would want to use because…… they will all contain a pork or pork by product. We are Hosting Pork A Palooza 2011. The menu is just about final which means I can start posting recipes as the party date approaches.  So our first official offering is Bacon and Beer Smores, I had never made marshmallows before but they were on my cooking bucket list so I was able to kill two birds with one stone.
These are really simple once all of the components have been made but take into account that the marshmallows need to set up overnight.

IMG_4467 Bacon and Beer Smores

Beer Marshmallows found HERE
Note: I only cooked my sugar to 238 then removed it from the heat as the first time I went to the full 245 and the results were not good at all.

Bacon Chocolate Bar
12 oz of Milk chocolate melted
7 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
Combine chocolate and bacon and spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and let it harden in the fridge.

Graham Crackers

To assemble take a graham cracker and place a piece of bacon chocolate on it then top with a beer marshmallow and toast with a culinary torch.  You could also go old school and roast the marshmallow on a stick or skewer over a fire or gas stove top. Then top with another graham cracker and try to resist having another one.