umm... 2 words... BACON, and BROWNIES... say it with me... BACON BROWNIES... one more time... BACON BROWNIES... has the awesomeness set in yet... maybe i'll reiterate it one more time... BACON BROWNIES!!!
combine the warm, deep chocolaty fudgy brownies with the salty smokiness of bacon... and what do you get... one badass brownie ... that's what you get...
just thinking about their goodness makes me sweat like a sinner in church!
i can't wait to make these again, but with one tweak... the crispiness of the bacon gets kinda lost in the brownie... now, don't get me wrong, these are still some awesome brownies, but the bacon kind of got chewy during the baking process... so next time, i am going to bake the brownies for a bit, then coat the top of the brownies with the bacon, and then finish baking... like a crispy crunchy bacon crumb topping... now how does that sound to ya'll... sounds freakin amazing to me!Bacon Brownies
recipe adapted from 17 and baking, and from The Hungry Engineer
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
4 1/2 oz flour (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons natural cocoa (not Dutch-processed)
4 strips bacon (i went with 6 strips of really crispy bacon :) yum!)
1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9x9 pan and set in parchment paper, letting the two ends hang over the edge and grease the parchment
2. heat a large pan over medium heat and cook the bacon till it's nice and crispy, let cool and break into pieces
3. place the chopped chocolate and the butter in a metal bowl, and set it over a double boiles, stir the mixture until the smooth and the chocolate has melted completely
4. remove from the heat and let cool slightly, then whisk in the sugar, salt, and vanilla, then add in the eggs, one at a time, stirring until combined and smooth
5. sift in the flour and cocoa, and whisk into batter to combine, then stir in the bacon
6. scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula, then bake brownies 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
7. let the brownies cool in the pan for a few minutes, then lift the brownies out of the pan, transfer them to a wire rack and let cool completely before cutting into bars