Candied Bacon

This is a preposterous snack that combines the unholy trinity of fat, salt and sugar in one hit. You really can’t get more sin into such a small package but, likewise, you probably don’t need telling how ridiculously tasty it is.

Yields4 Servings
 12 rashers streaky bacon
  maple syrup
  caster sugar
1

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.

2

Lay a sheet of baking paper on a roasting tray and place the streaky bacon in regimented rows. Cover with another layer of baking paper and place a second roasting tray onto the top to create a press. 

3

Roast for 15 minutes in the oven, then lower the temperature to 150C/300F/gas mark 2 and remove the upper tray and top layer of baking paper. Roast for another 15 minutes.

4

When the bacon looks evenly brown and crispy, remove from the oven and pat dry with kitchen paper.

5

Allow the rashers to cool for 10 minutes, brush them with maple syrup, and leave to dry for 15-20 minutes. Dust with caster sugar and, using a blowtorch, caramelize the sugar on top. Repeat for the reverse.

6

Let them cool again and serve the rigid rashers upright in a short glass tumbler.

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Ingredients

 12 rashers streaky bacon
  maple syrup
  caster sugar

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.

2

Lay a sheet of baking paper on a roasting tray and place the streaky bacon in regimented rows. Cover with another layer of baking paper and place a second roasting tray onto the top to create a press. 

3

Roast for 15 minutes in the oven, then lower the temperature to 150C/300F/gas mark 2 and remove the upper tray and top layer of baking paper. Roast for another 15 minutes.

4

When the bacon looks evenly brown and crispy, remove from the oven and pat dry with kitchen paper.

5

Allow the rashers to cool for 10 minutes, brush them with maple syrup, and leave to dry for 15-20 minutes. Dust with caster sugar and, using a blowtorch, caramelize the sugar on top. Repeat for the reverse.

6

Let them cool again and serve the rigid rashers upright in a short glass tumbler.

Candied Bacon