Introduction: Bacon Flavored Caramel Syrup!
In my search on-line I discovered stores are selling bacon flavored everything. I was wondering how do they make bacon flavored food without the fat film. I noticed a link about Jack In The Box selling bacon flavored milk shakes that caught my attention! I discovered that the shakes are not made with real bacon. I was a little disappointed but was very confident my recipe would work out just fine, and it did! My husband loved the flavor and requested more! That is a good sign yes? Follow through and I will show you how to make your own and you can be the judge!
Step 1: Ingredients and Utinsils
1/2 Cup Smucker's Topping
2 Strips of fried bacon and reserve the bacon fat
1-2 Tablespoons bacon fat I used 2 rounded Tablespoons and could probably be safe with 3 but 4 might be stretching it, making it too oily.
Salt as desired
Step 2: Method
Add the caramel topping and stir.
Add the cooked bacon and stir.
When the syrup begins to bubble around the edges of the pan immediately remove the syrup from the heat. Be very careful because the syrup is extremely hot and it does hurt and burn if it gets on your skin. Make sure no one is close especially children!
You do not want the syrup to set up like a hard candy so don't over cook it.I cooked mine longer for my preference, If I want it thinner I set it out so it melts a bit.
Allow mixture to cool and marinate for a few hours.
You can keep the bacon in it or if using it for coffee or tea remove the bacon by re-heating the syrup and serve it with the coffee as a garnish.
It will intensify the bacon flavor yum!
Step 3: Bottle Syrup and Clean Pan
Put the lid on the jar and store the syrup in the refrigerator.
Wash the pan as soon as possible or the syrup will harden on the pan and be difficult to clean.
Step 4: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
This syrup will be delicious on popcorn, pancakes, ice-cream, and of course in coffee or tea just to name a few. It is quick and easy to make and is surprisingly delicious! You can add different seasonings to it, to compliment what ever foods you will use it on. Go make yourself a batch and brew a nice cup of coffee or tea! Please let me know what you think! Oh! Yeah, I almost forgot, they were pretty amazing on our pancakes this morning! I added a little pumpkin spice over the top with whip cream but powdered sugar night be good with it.
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