For the record, I am fully aware that the Chocolate & Bacon combo headlines was yesterday’s news. I am also aware that my 1979 Dion Von Furstenberg wrap dress should never have gone out of style–it still looks great but I can’t find a replacement. Hopefully the pairing of chocolate with bacon doesn’t go the way of my wrap dress and is inscribed in the annals of culinary history.
I am reminded of chocolate and bacon every time I purchase chocolates from Zingerman’s pastry case. Like some folks lost in a shoe sale, I longingly gaze at their intriguing assortment, never knowing which chocolate to choose. I always select at least a couple but the chocolate & bacon is always a part of the purchase.
I haven’t tried the Vosges Chocolate & Bacon bar, but a friend has assured me it’s transcendental and has promised to share. Flash! Holiday gift problem solved! I will make Chocolate & Bacon Truffles for presents this year!
I used a tried-and- true chocolate truffle recipe from the past, merely substituting bacon fat for the butter and crumbled bacon and sugar for the nuts on the topping. Rest assured the end result will only be as good as the quality of chocolate and bacon used in the recipe.
Richard, my dearly beloved health-freak husband, requested I “lighten them up”. “Yes, darling.” I replied. “I’m aware the ingredient list is chocolate, cream and bacon fat, but you must ‘lighten up’! Savor just one… slowly…in tiny, wee bites!”
…that’s how many treats I’d need to make if I were to gift every person who helped bring this book to light a strawberry. Or chocolate truffle, if preferred. Today I’m launching THE RUBY OF THE SEA. It took an army of professionals and friends to lend perspective and authenticity to Linnea, Delphina and Ivy’s story. I most certainly looked more … Full recipe post »
Best freebie dip in town? Zingerman’s samples of bread with truffle-infused olive oil tops my list. This year, however, I’m wary of samples, quite sure I contracted last year’s hideous virus from a different, yet similar, dunk. Fearful of flu-infested double-dippers contaminating the culinary landscape, I chunked down the change to purchase the truffle-infused salt, … Full recipe post »
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