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What are some good desserts I can bake that incorporate bacon or meat in some way?

Theme for New year party at friend's house is meat - beef or bacon. I am known for my desserts so was asked to bring dessert but as a non meat eater never done this before. Ideas?.

asked by Lara almost 2 years ago

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Robin
added almost 2 years ago

Being a vegetarian as well, I would make a non-meat dessert for myself. or you could go to a local donut shop, bacon maple donuts are the thing now.

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Smaug
added almost 2 years ago

Current wisdom seems to be that everything goes with everything else- I suppose you could substitute bacon bits for chocolate chips in a cookie, or do them as an add in. According to Max Schulman you can get lamb milkshakes at the U of Minnesota, but I never tried one. I'm none too sure what goes into a mince meat pie, but I think it actually contains meat. You might look in Mrs, Beaton if you have a copy; sounds like a British sort of ting to do, somehow.

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Nancy
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added almost 2 years ago

Two ideas slightly, but only slightly, out of this theme (one bc of chicken, one bc not dessert):
1) oatmeal cherry cookies made with schmaltz (chicken fat) from the esteemed Michael Ruhlman:
epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Oatmeal-Cookies-with-Dried-Cherries-51150230
thejc.com/lifestyle/recipes/160265/oatmeal-schmaltz-and-cherry-cookies
2) latkes (potato pancakes) made with shredded brisket. I suppose you could serve them with some applesauce or chutney to bring in a sweet element and call them dessert. Or give it up, and call them a side.
Tabletmag.com/recipes-2/152508/pulled-brisket-latkes
These are both real recipes.
But if it's too much of a stretch for you, as a non meat eater to make (I sympathize; I've been there), make a loaf or two of great bread, or a cake.
Because :) bacan in Middle English meant anything cooked by dry heat, including bread. And meat, in the phrase "meat and drink" meant all solid food.
http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~cpercy/courses/6361taylor.htm

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sydney
added almost 2 years ago

I believe suet is an ingredient in the original mincemeat tart. Visit your local butcher. Make the 'real' vintage recipe and impress the crowd! :-)

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Lainie
added almost 2 years ago

The only thing I can think of is a pie, using lard for the fat in the crust. Lard is easily found in most supermarkets in the meat section.
I can't think of anything else that anyone would really enjoy eating.

The thought of meat in a dessert made me curious enough to google it and I found a brownie recipe on chowhound.com that incorporated ground beef - who knew!
http://www.chowhound.com...

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breakbread
added almost 2 years ago

Oh, bacon brownies! I made them as a gift last year and I thought I found the link off food52 but can't easily recreate my history now...
Anyway, a google search will highlight many possibilities including one with bourbon. I do remember large dark choc chips, salt, dense batter and oh - bacon pieces.

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caninechef
added almost 2 years ago

On some TV cooking contest (the kind you have to incorporate totally inappropriate ingredients) one person made some kind of pumpkin/sweet potato pie topped with candied bacon. I think the verdict was it was clever and worked.

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caninechef
added almost 2 years ago

Or maybe just make a cake or cookies in the shape of a cow or pig?

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added almost 2 years ago

Buy some vanilla cupcakes and sprinkle broken pieces of this recipe - Done! http://www.foodnetwork...

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ktr
ktr
added almost 2 years ago

Or sprinkle them with cow shaped sprinkles.

Lara
added almost 2 years ago

Where do you buy specialized sprinkles like this?

ktr
ktr
added almost 2 years ago

We bought them at our local grocery store when I lived in central Wisconsin. Otherwise, here are some on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/White-Brown-Black-Sprinkles-Quins/dp/B00085FFEI
and etsy: https://www.etsy.com/market...

Lara
added almost 2 years ago

Thx for ideas. As a non meat eater and someone who has never tried bacon this is def a challenge

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MMH
MMH
added almost 2 years ago

We made chocolate covered bacon & it is devine! Its the perfect combination of salty, sweet & savory.

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Rachelwrites
added almost 2 years ago

Maybe a chocolate chip bread pudding with bacon? Also, a lot of french toast "bakes" or "casseroles" cam include meat yet are quite sweet and could pass for dessert. I've had delicious bacon candy bars too.

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amysarah
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added almost 2 years ago

I've had bacon ice cream - tasty, but seemed like a novelty (stunt) dessert to me.

But thinking that this Maple Cream Tart: https://food52.com/recipes... might be good, garnished with crumbled candied bacon. Maple syrup (pancakes/French toast) and bacon are a pretty classic combo, right?

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QueenSashy
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added almost 2 years ago

I eat meat (sparingly and with a lot of thought), and have a huge appreciation for it, after all it is a gift from an animal... But there are lines that should not be crossed, and for me a meat dessert is one of those lines. I am with others who commented -- making a pie or a lard-based dessert is a great way to honor the theme without really pushing it. This cookie is my family's favorite https://food52.com/recipes...

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foofaraw
added almost 2 years ago

- vanilla ice cream with bourbon maple bacon jam on side (I think this is good because you can bring other toppings that you like)
- peanut bacon brittle
- bacon chocolate chip cookies
- we have a doughnut shop nearby that has amazing maple glaze+bacon bits sprinkle. So maybe just make the doughnut yourself (with bake/deep-fry pillsbury biscuit, and add topping yourself, some with bacon, and some that is edible for you too)

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foofaraw
added almost 2 years ago

recipes (ugh, I do wish F52 has edit button!):
-http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2014/08/bourbon-bacon-jam.html
- http://allrecipes.com/recipe... and add 1/2 cup crumbled bacon. I have tried it and it was great.
- http://allrecipes.com/recipe...
- https://www.youtube.com... , http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/maple-bacon-donuts/

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