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?.
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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.
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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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:
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.
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.
I believe suet is an ingredient in the original mincemeat tart. Visit your local butcher. Make the 'real' vintage recipe and impress the crowd! :-)
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!
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.
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.
Or maybe just make a cake or cookies in the shape of a cow or pig?
Chops is a trusted home cook.
Buy some vanilla cupcakes and sprinkle broken pieces of this recipe - Done! http://www.foodnetwork...
Or sprinkle them with cow shaped sprinkles.
Where do you buy specialized sprinkles like this?
We bought them at our local grocery store when I lived in central Wisconsin. Otherwise, here are some on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com...
and etsy: https://www.etsy.com/market...
Thx for ideas. As a non meat eater and someone who has never tried bacon this is def a challenge
We made chocolate covered bacon & it is devine! Its the perfect combination of salty, sweet & savory.
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.
amysarah is a trusted home cook.
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?
QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.
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...
- 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)
recipes (ugh, I do wish F52 has edit button!):
- http://allrecipes.com/recipe... and add 1/2 cup crumbled bacon. I have tried it and it was great.
- https://www.youtube.com... , http://www.bakedbyrachel...
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