Bacon jello. Yes, it's bacon-flavored jello that looks like you're slicing into a nice, thick slab of home-cured bacon. Think of it less as dessert, and more as a surprisingly edible piece of concept art. This jello has a dairy base flavored with bacon (of course!), a mix of maple syrup and flamed and reduced Calvados, and applewood smoke.
Want to get fancy? Do this again, but change up the flavorings: breakfast (bacon, eggs, and toast layers), a BLT (obvious), or your own favorite bacon-based flavor combination.
I made this for the 2012 SF Bacon Takedown
, and greatly enjoyed the double-takes of unsuspecting bacon-tasters who were suddenly confronted with bacon jello. While this wasn't a crowd or judge favorite (see judge Josh's reaction here
), I was primarily interested in the mechanics of making my jello a) actually contain a strong bacon flavor, b) actually look like bacon in cross-section, and c) actually be edible. Despite ewilhelm
's contention that "that's never going to work!", it was a success on all fronts. Win!
You can also check out my 4th-place Bacon Pixie Stix
recipe and Scoochmaroo's
incredible burbon bacon caramels1
, as well as the Bacon Fruit Cups
I made for a previous Bacon Camp. 1
D'oh, Sarah didn't document the recipe! If you want it, ask her to make them again and take some pictures.