3056. HONEY MAPLE BRIOCHE with BACON JAM

12 oz bread flour4 oz all purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch of ground clove
1.5 teaspoon table salt
1 oz dark brown sugar
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz maple syrup (plus more for glaze)
1 large egg
2 1/4 oz package instant/rapid rise yeast
7 oz whole milk
1.5 oz unsalted butter, room temperature, cut in small pieces
bacon jam (recipe below)
powdered sugar
bourbon


Bacon jam
1.5 lbs uncooked bacon, cut into pieces (about 1-inch)
1 teaspoon (plus more to taste) smoked paprika
1 teaspoon (plus more to taste) chile powder
1 teaspoon (plus more to taste) dried thyme
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 vidalia onion, thinly sliced
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2–3 cloves of garlic, smashed
4 tablespoons (plus more) dark brown sugar
8 oz bourbon
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon ground mustard
2 tablespoons (plus more) maple syrup
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons (plus more) sriracha
4 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon coffee extract (or 2 tablespoons brewed coffee)
olive oil (as needed)

Place uncooked bacon in a medium sized pot or small dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with paprika, chile powder and dried thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to crisp. (Add a little olive oil if the bacon begins to stick to bottom of pot before it is crisp.) Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towels, keeping all bacon fat in pot. Add the butter to the pot with the bacon fat and let it melt, swirling it around. Add the sliced onions, shallots, smashed garlic cloves and the dark brown sugar. Stir to combine. Over medium heat, let the mixture begin to caramelize. This should take about 10 minutes. Pour in the bourbon, stir and cook for about 5 minutes—until the alcohol smell goes away. Stir in the remaining ingredients to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about an hour or until most of the liquid is evaporated and it is thick and syrupy. Throughout the simmering, be sure to stir occasionally and taste. Add in more bourbon, maple syrup, brown sugar, sriracha to taste while it simmers away. Once the mixture is thick, transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until it is finely chopped, if you have a lot in the pot, you can use an immersion blender. (If the mixture is hot, puree in small batches. Use a kitchen towel instead of the lid if you’re using a blender.) Let the mixture cool. You can spread the jam into a quarter-inch layer on a sheet pan and cover with parchment paper.

Brioche
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flours, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Add the salt, sugar, honey, maple syrup and egg to one side of the bowl. On the other side, add the yeast.

Turn the mixer on low and add the milk in a steady stream. Once all the milk has been added, turn the mixer up to medium and knead until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl (about 10 minutes). If the dough looks dry, add a little more milk. If it looks wet, add a little more bread flour.

Add the butter to the dough (while the mixer is still going) in small increments, waiting for the butter to be incorporated before adding any more. Once all the butter has been incorporated, knead for about 5 minutes until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl and it makes a slapping sound in the mixer. Remove the dough and place in a greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic and place in the fridge to ferment overnight (at least 8 hours).

Remove dough from fridge and punch down. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Cut the dough in half and cover the unused half so that it doesn’t dry out. With the remaining half, roll it out into a square using a rolling pin slightly larger than the longest side of your loaf pan. (Try rolling it out first WITHOUT adding flour to the surface first. If you find that it sticks, then use a small amount of flour.)

Spread the bacon jam in an even layer all over the dough; go right up to the edges. Then tightly roll up the dough working from one end to the other, slighly pinching so that the dough seals as you go. Once it is all rolled up, pinch the seam and apply a little pressure to make sure that it stays together. With a VERY sharp knife, cut the roll in half (lengthwise) so you end up with two long half circles.

Lie the two halves next to each other with the cut sides facing up. Starting in the middle, have one halve cross over the other. Alternate the twists twice above the middle and twice below the middle. You will have twisted the two haves together, alternating over each other. Place into a greased loaf pan, cutside up. Repeat with remaining dough half. Cover and proof for about an hour, or until doubled inside.

Bake in oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Be sure to rotate pans halfway through. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing and letting cool completely on a rack.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Chris Falman, Baker By Design

Originally posted 2013-09-20 01:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2658. BACON-SRIRACHA CORNBREAD

1 1/4 cups coarse yellow cornmeal
2 cups cultured buttermilk
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Sriracha

In a mixing cup, combine the cornmeal and buttermilk. Cover and leave at room temperature 4-6 hours, or overnight. After the cornmeal finishes its long buttermilk bath, preheat the oven to 450 degrees with a 10-inch cast iron skillet placed inside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over moderate heat, cook the bacon until it nears crispy. Drain off the rendered fat, reserving for later use. Allow the bacon slices to cool, then dice into pieces. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in the sugar and salt. Pour in the eggs, butter, corn, cheese, bacon pieces, and the cornmeal/buttermilk mixture. Mix until combined. Using a hot pad, carefully remove the hot skillet from the preheated oven. Slowly pour the reserved bacon fat into the skillet. (The grease should hiss and pop upon contact. If not, return your skillet to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until it gets good and hot.) Pour the cornbread batter into the hot, greased skillet. Working briskly, spoon the Sriracha throughout the batter to create swirly “veins” of Sriracha that will be visible in the finished bread. Using a hot pad, quickly return the skillet to the oven. Decrease the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow the cornbread to cool slightly in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate to cool for an additional 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

bacon recipe courtesy of: The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch, by Randy Clemens. Ten Speed Press, 2011

Originally posted 2012-08-18 08:29:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

2923. STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC BACON PIZZA

yields 1 12- to 14-inch pizza?

For the sauce:
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup good quality strawberry jam or preserves
1 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce

To assemble:
1 ball pizza dough
Olive oil, for brushing
1 cup shredded or?diced?cooked chicken
4 slices applewood smoked bacon, diced and cooked until crisp
½ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2-3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Scant ½ cup hulled strawberries, diced

Add the balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook 4-5 minutes or until reduced by about half with a thick, syrupy texture. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic reduction with the strawberry jam and sriracha chili sauce. Set aside.

To make the pizza, heat the oven to 500? F and preheat a pizza stone for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round. Lightly brush the perimeter of the dough with olive oil. Spread the balsamic-strawberry mixture in a thin layer over the crust. Layer with the chicken, bacon, onion, cheeses, cilantro, and strawberries.

Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 11-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Annie’s Eats, May 9, 2012

Originally posted 2013-05-10 01:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3038. BACON and EGG SANDWICHES with PICKLED SPRING ONIONS

makes four servings?

Pickled spring onions: ?
4 spring onions or 6 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced?
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar?
2 teaspoons sugar?
1 teaspoon kosher salt
?Maple bacon and spicy mayo:?12 slices thick-cut bacon?2 tablespoons pure maple syrup?1/4 cup mayonnaise?1 tablespoon Sriracha ??Fried eggs and assembly:?8 slices white sandwich bread, such as Pullman?1/4 cup mayonnaise?2 tablespoons unsalted butter?4 large eggs?Kosher salt, ground pepper?1 cup arugula leaves??For pickled spring onions: Combine onions, vinegar, sugar, salt, and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and toss to combine; let stand for 30 minutes.??For maple bacon and spicy mayo: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bacon on a foil-lined large rimmed baking sheet; brush both sides with syrup. Bake until bacon begins to crisp but is still pliable, 20-25 minutes. Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl to combine; set aside. ?For fried eggs and assembly: Spread 1 side of bread slices with plain mayonnaise. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Working in batches, cook bread, mayonnaise side down, until brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Wipe out skillet. Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat; crack eggs into skillet. Cook, occasionally basting with butter in skillet, until whites are set, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spread untoasted side of each bread slice with spicy mayo. Build sandwiches with bread, bacon, eggs, pickled spring onions, and arugula.?

bacon recipe courtesy of: Noble Sandwich Company, 11815 620 N. Suite 4, Austin, Texas; Bon Appétit, April 2013

2958. GRILLED CHESE-and-BACON SANDWICHES with CHEESE CURDS

makes four servings?

1/2 beef bouillon cube (about 1 teaspoon)?
1/4 cup mayonnaise?
2 teaspoons Sriracha?
salt and freshly ground pepper?
1 tablespoon vegetable oil?
1 medium onion, thinly sliced?
2 teaspoons cider vinegar?
12 slices of bacon?
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened?
8 slices of white sandwich bread?
1/2 pound sharp cheddar, cut into 4 slices?
3 ounces cheddar cheese curds (1 cup)?

In a small bowl, mash the bouillon cube into 2 teaspoons of hot water until dissolved. Whisk in the mayonnaise and Sriracha and season with salt and pepper.?

In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion, cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.?

Meanwhile, in another skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, turning once, until crisp, 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels.?

Set a griddle over 2 burners and turn the heat to moderate. Butter the bread slices on 1 side. Spread the other side of 4 bread slices with the spicy mayonnaise and top with the onion, cheddar, cheese curds and bacon. Close the sandwiches buttered side out and griddle over moderately low heat until crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.?

bacon recipe courtesy of: Frédéric Morin, Food & Wine, October 2011

2954. STEAMED BACON BUNS with HOISIN

makes four servings?

1/2 pound thick-cut smoky bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces?
sixteen 1/8-inch-thick coins peeled fresh ginger?
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth?
1/4 cup mirin?
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar?
2 tablespoons sugar?
1 tablespoon soy sauce?
One 16.3-ounce tube buttermilk biscuit dough (8 biscuits)
hoisin sauce, Sriracha, sliced scallions, sliced radishes and bread-and-butter pickles, for serving?

In a large skillet, cook the bacon and ginger over moderately high heat, turning the bacon once, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Spoon off all of the fat in the skillet. Add the chicken broth, mirin, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce to the skillet and simmer over very low heat, turning the bacon occasionally, until it is tender and the liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 10 minutes. Cover and keep warm.

Meanwhile, fill a roasting pan with 2 inches of water and set 4 ramekins in the corners of the pan. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with vegetable oil spray. Arrange the biscuits in the baking pan and set it on top of the ramekins in the roasting pan, over the water. Cover the roasting pan very tightly with foil and bring to a boil over high heat. Steam the biscuits until fluffy and cooked through, about 8 minutes.?

Carefully split each biscuit with your fingers and arrange them on a platter; spread the bottoms with hoisin sauce and Sriracha and top with the glazed bacon. Drizzle each bun with some of the glaze and garnish with sliced scallions, radishes and pickles. Close the buns and serve right away.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Grace Parisi, Food & Wine, February 2013

2761. BRAISED BACON, PEA SHOOT and WATERCRESS SALAD

yields six servings

6 4 oz. pieces molasses and soy braised bacon, warm (recipe below)
3 ounce pea shoot, washed and spun dry
1.5 ounces of watercress
6 ounces of buttermilk herb dressing (recipe below)
3 deviled yard eggs
6 pieces slow roasted tomato

Molasses and Soy Braised Bacon
1 pound slab of bacon, cut into 4 oz. pieces
1.5 ounces of ginger root, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 jar of molasses
1 cup of soy sauce
star anise
1 teaspoon of sriracha chili sauce

Score the fat presentation side of the bacon pieces. Brown the tops in a hot skillet. Remove from the pan and pour out most of the fat. Sauté garlic and ginger in the same pan. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil and then put the bacon back into the pan. Braise the bacon In a 225-250 degrees oven for 1.5 hours. This dish is easily burned so keep the oven very low and checked often. It’s okay to turn over the bacon during the cooking process. The bacon should be tender.

Buttermilk Herb Salad Dressing (yields four servings)
1/8 an ounce of chives
1 ounce of basil
1/8 of a bunch of flat leaf parsley
1/8 of a clove of garlic
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
1/16 of a cup of white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of salt

In a blender, combine herbs, garlic, mustard, vinegar, and honey. Puree. Mix together mayo, buttermilk, and salt. Add herb mixture, stir to fully combine.

Toss together the pea shoots, watercress and the dressing. Place the braised bacon on one end of the bowl, top with greens. With a squeeze bottle, squeeze a zig zag on the other side of the plate. Place egg and tomato on that side of the plate.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Ralph’s on the Park, 900 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119