TPDave Posted March 25, 2013 Share Posted March 25, 2013 I recently had to bake some cakes for a "red" themed event at work and decided that it was time to marry two of my favourite things - bacon and chocolate!! I found the recipe online (I can post the link if anyone is interested) so I claim no creative credit here. As a long time lover of Brandy's food thread I thought I would do my own unique version, will there be fire? Will I leave the kitchen with all my fingers? Can I use a camera and cook at the same time (I'll give you a heads up, it's a no). And while we're at it do bacon cupcakes even taste nice? All of that and more to follow... The key ingredient in any Bacon dish... Fry it up nice and good. The crispier the better!! The second of the major flavours that will evolve in this dish. It helps if your chocolate is slightly out of focus like mine. Remember to remove the chocolate from the packaging before melting (that was a messy error) CHOCOLATE BACON ACTION DRIZZLE!!!! Todays mystery ingredient is coffee. I couldn't taste it in the final cake. I'm pretty sure they just put it in the recipe to see if stupid people would actually make a cup of coffee while baking. Now for the batter. Again the flour is better if it's out of focus - it helps to blend the ingredients. I don't have any scales so 50g of cocoa powder is handily measured as two shot glasses kinda full. This is the magic stuff that separates cakes from congealed pans of goo. MIX MIX MIX! This was when I discovered that when the recipe says "sift the flower into the bowl" the correct reply is not "f*ck that, pass me another beer" Onto another bowl for the liquidy stuff. I'd like to say I can crack an egg with one hand while taking a photo with the other but if you look closely you can see I'm basically crushing it while hoping I finally found the focus button. I didn't. This was apparently supposed to be a picture of a plastic bag but a blurry tub of soured cream got in the way. I like to think the reason that nothing in focus is because I was moving at 1,000mph but it took me 2 hours to make these. Anyway this is oil, I think. A couple of shots of coffee. I probably should have cleaned the shot glass out after the cocoa... This is by far the coolest whisk I have ever seen. My camera liked it so much it got a non blurry picture of it. MIX MIX MIX!! Perfectly captured action shot there. I might have had help to take this one. Mix and add the bacon bits that we made about 5 hours ago. This was the moment I discovered that cupcake batter smells terrible. OCD case filling almost went OK. Eventually I will defeat side drippings!! They look less terrible than I thought they would. That's a good thing right?!? butter and sugar for the stuff on the top. I'm sure there's a name for it. BRANDY?? Help me out here!! Mix it together and add melted chocolate. Mmmmmm Decorative topping bacon frying up! After spending 15 minutes trying to stop the frosting (that's it!! Brandy - false alarm) looking like poop I kind of embraced it and made each one a steaming pile of joy. The finished product!! So - how did they taste? Well I made two batches and the first was actually pretty good but when it came to the second I decided they needed more bacon. The didn't. It was terrible. Here's a lesson kids - unless you know what you're doing follow the damn recipe to a tee!! Thanks for reading!! Let me know below if you've ever cooked up some crazy stuff! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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