Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bacon Roses


Finding gifts for your husband is difficult. While you would be happy with flowers or a cute resin statue for your garden, but him, not so much. This is a great Valentines Day gift idea for your meat eating man who has everything. 

Materials:

  • 1 Package of Bacon
  • Tin foil
  • Fresh Spinach leafs
  • Toothpicks
  • Bamboo skewers

First you want to roll the bacon into a rose shape. About half way through rolling your rose, you may want to fold the bacon in half and continue wrapping around the center so that your rose is thin at the bottom and chunky in the middle.

Wrap the tinfoil tightly around the bottom of the rose and use additional foil to mold a flat bottom so the rose can stand up in the oven.  If you shove a toothpick through the bacon rose, that helps keep the rose in its place. It is important to keep the bacon standing up while baking, or else they are just laying in their grease and lose their shape.

Bake in the oven 350 for 20 minutes. If you like your bacon crispy, you may want to test out your roses to make sure they are the desired crispness before taking them all out of the oven. 

Once the bacon rose has cooled, push 2 spinach leaves through the bamboo skewer then put the bacon rose on top. 

I paired the bacon roses with a dark chocolate fondue dip. Ever have chocolate covered bacon? Its da bomb.

Grade: A
Skill Level: Low 
Difficulty Level: Low
Frustration Level: 
Low
Cost: $$