This Gingerbread Candied Bacon is coated slightly coated with gingerbread syrup and then candied and baked to perfection and is brought to you courtesy of the amazing Lynn of Order in the Kitchen for this weeks’ Five Ingredient Friday. Lynn was kind enough to guest post for me today as I am dealing with a variety of computer issues: my computer is kaput and died a horrible death (including loosing ALL my photographs of recipes I had for the month of December…that will be fun to redo). As I was on the phone with her I was so beyond the point of tears I was laughing at all the things that were going wrong (I think I may have scared her a little) but instead of saying ‘mmmk, good luck with that, bye’ she offered to guest post for me (on such short notice nonetheless!) That’s when the tears started (and I’m tearing up now just thinking what an act of kindness it was) and I can honestly say she was my sanity savior. Please give Lynn a heartfelt welcome as she shares how to make gingerbread candied bacon (how absolutely delicious does this sound?!)
Hi guys! Lynn Lovejoy from Order in the Kitchen here! I’m a lawyer by day and food blogger by night and weekends! My food blog is my happy place where I combine my law books and my cookbooks to come up with healthy bites, tasty treats and simple recipes! I’m excited to be doing my first guest post as part of Sweet Phi’s Five Ingredient Fridays Series!
Phi was dealing with way too much right now with old and new computers, Lightroom malfunctions, and all sorts of blog things that can make all of us a bit crazy sometimes! So we were on the phone (per usual) trying to figure out how to get her stuff sorted out when we came up with the simple solution of guest posting! It made so much sense because Phi does Five Ingredient Friday and I do Fee SIMPLE Friday, so it’s almost like we were destined to be best friends (and to be there to help each other out of a bind!) Plus she really deserved a nice dinner date with her husband instead of a stressful evening of malfunctioning computers!
Phi will be back to her usual tricks in no time but I made bacon to tide you over…
Y’all let me tell you about this bacon! It came about because I was making these Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles with Bacon Maple Syrup (yum) and I just thought well why don’t I make some real bacon as well? I still had lots of leftover Torani syrups from the nice care package I received, and decided to use the Gingerbread one to make candied bacon.
The results were nothing short of extraordinary, and the ingredients made for excellent pictures (also, this was my first weekend with my new DSLR so I’ve upgraded from using my iPhone you guys!) It’s really my sister’s camera that she’s generously letting me borrow but still…it’s “my new camera” for the foreseeable future. And I’m in love…
I mean OMG, I can’t even with these pictures. I’m not bragging just so you guys know…I’m purely amazed by the difference between taking photos with a DSLR and taking photos with my iPhone. My world has changed…for the better…infinitely.
Okay okay I’ll stop with the raw bacon pictures… Moving on to the recipe and pictures of the cooked bacon!
- 5 slices thick-cut bacon
- 2-3 TBSP gingerbread syrup just enough to brush on each slice, you can use maple syrup as well if you prefer or don’t have flavored syrup
- 2 TBSP brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375
- Lay bacon strips out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper
- Brush each slice of bacon with the syrup (I did this by placing it in a small bowl and then used a pastry brush to brush it on)
- Mix of the spices together in a bowl, then distribute that mixture evenly atop the 5 slices of bacon
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until brown and crisp on the top
- If necessary (it was for me), flip the slices over and bake an additional 3-5 minutes
- Remove and let cool slightly before eating
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