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Bacon with a difference - 15 creative ideas for enjoying bacon

Bacon is crispy, spicy and always tastes good: Bacon is one ingredient that makes every dish even better and provides taste highlights. Bacon shouldn't be missing, especially when grilling. So that you can integrate it into your recipes at every opportunity and try something new at the same time, we have prepared 15 ideas for you with which you can make your guests look big at the next barbecue party.

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Grilled peach wrapped in bacon / bacon

Yes, sweet and salty go well together. This is also proven by the combination of peach and bacon, which is very easy to prepare on the grill and is a refreshing change.

Ingredients:

4 large peaches
350 grams of bacon
Basil leaves
olive oil
Balsamic vinegar

Preparation:

Preheat the grill and use a grill plate for the peach and bacon canapes.

Wash the peaches, cut them in half, and then cut each half into 4 pieces. Place a basil leaf on top, cut the bacon slices in half and wrap the peach and basil pieces with it. With toothpicks you can hold everything together.

Brush the pieces with olive oil to prevent them from sticking, and grill them for about 20 minutes. Flip them over and over so that they turn nice and brown on all sides.

Remove the toothpicks and pour the balsamic dressing over them. They taste best when they are still warm.

Chocolate cake with bacon and bourbon glaze

Admittedly, this dessert takes some getting used to at first, but if you love bacon, you should definitely try it. The chocolate cake alone is just fluffy and tasty, sweet, but not too sweet. The combination of chocolate, cream cheese glaze, bourbon and bacon makes the cake just extraordinary.

Ingredients:

260 g flour
125 g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
340 g unsalted, soft butter
550 g sugar
5 eggs
1 vanilla pod
250 ml buttermilk

For the glaze:
8 slices of fried, crumbled bacon
110 g unsalted, soft butter
220 g cream cheese
450 g powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of bourbon
1 packet of vanilla sugar

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to 160 ° C. Lubricate 2 baking tins with butter and sprinkle with cocoa powder or flour.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. Beat the butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Mix in the sugar and stir again for about 3 to 4 minutes until frothy. Then add the eggs one by one and stir each time for about a minute, making sure that the edges and bottom are beaten too. Then mix in the vanilla pod.

Add half of the flour mixture and mix in on a slow speed. Add the buttermilk and mix. Add the other half of the flour mixture and start on slow speed and slowly work your way up to medium speed until the mixture is nice and smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes). Spread the baking mixture on both cake tins and grill everything for about 65 to 75 minutes.

Glaze:
Beat the butter and cream cheese with a mixer until creamy. Then gradually add the powdered sugar while the mixer mixes everything on the slowest speed. Then add the bourbon and vanilla sugar. Beat everything on medium to strongest heat until creamy. Fold in half of the bacon. Pour the icing on the cooled cake and sprinkle the remaining bacon over it.

Baked brie with balsamic blueberries and bacon

Baked camembert with cranberries is probably familiar to everyone. We're changing this classic a bit and of course combining it with bacon.

Ingredients (for about 500 g cheese):

Brie of your choice
4 slices of bacon
1 spring onion
100 g frozen blueberries
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
baguette

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to around 180 ° C. Place the brie on baking paper and cut a centimeter deep into the surface, but do not remove it. Then grill the cheese on a pizza stone for about 15 minutes until it is soft and slightly melted.

In the meantime, grill the bacon until crispy, leave a little fat in the frying pan, and add the spring onions for 1 to 2 minutes until they are translucent.

Then add the frozen blueberries, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and sugar and bring to a boil. Then put on a low flame and simmer until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture has thickened a little. Then remove from the grill and mix in the bacon.

Place the hot brie on a plate and carefully remove the incised surface. Then pour the blueberry and bacon mixture on top and serve with a baguette.

Corn on the cob with bacon butter and feta

Corn on the cob are not only delicious, they are also great fun to nibble on. If you want to try a new variant in addition to the classic butter-salt mixture, we recommend our recipe.

Ingredients (for 6 flasks):

6 corn on the cob
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp soft butter
2 slices of bacon
100 g feta
pepper

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to around 180 ° C. Brush the corn on the cob with olive oil and season with pepper.

Grill them on indirect heat for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the crispy bacon, then chop it up into very small pieces and mix it with the butter.

Crumble the feta cheese on a separate plate. Once the corn on the cob is done, let them cool for a few minutes before brushing them with the bacon butter. Then roll them through the crumbled feta and serve.

S‘mores with chocolate chip cookies and bacon

Oh yes, there is definitely a bit of a sugar shock here - but you won't regret it. The combination sounds strange at first, but it definitely gives your taste buds a kick!

Ingredients (for 12 pieces):

12 slices of bacon
12 marshmallows
2 chocolate bars
12 skewers

For the cookies:
170 g soft butter
170 g of brown sugar
50 g white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
260 g flour
1 packet instant vanilla pudding (powder)
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
350 g chocolate chips

Preparation:

The cookies: Mix butter, white and brown sugar with a hand mixer for about 1 to 2 minutes until everything is creamy. Add vanilla sugar, egg and egg yolk and mix as well. Mix the flour, pudding powder, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until you get a nice cookie dough. Fold in the chocolate chips and let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for about an hour, covered.

Preheat the grill to around 180 ° C. Roll the dough into small balls and bake 5 to 6 centimeters apart on a pizza stone lined with baking paper for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Fold the bacon into an S-shape and then grill it on the grill until crispy on all sides. Then stick the marshmallows on skewers and grill them right over the grill until they soften.

Prepare the s‘mores: put a biscuit upside down on the plate and put a piece of chocolate on top, then the marshmallow, the bacon and a biscuit on top. Serve immediately.

Candied bacon

Candied bacon not only sounds heavenly - it tastes like a symphony! It works great as a side dish, but in the end the taste is so addicting that you can just eat it like that!

Ingredients:

100 ml warm maple syrup
220 g of brown sugar
12 slices of bacon

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to around 180 ° C. Rub the bacon with maple syrup and dip into the sugar. Then grill indirectly until the bacon is crispy.

Cheesecake muffins with maple syrup and bacon

Let's be honest: Creamy cheesecake can only be more heavenly with bacon, right? In any case, we are absolutely thrilled with the little cheese cakes with bacon topping.

Ingredients (for 12 pieces):

4 slices of bacon
1 tbsp white sugar
9 wholemeal biscuits
2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
340 g cream cheese
70 g of brown sugar
80 g maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tbsp flour
½ pack of vanilla sugar
1 egg

For the glaze:
30 g of powdered sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to around 180 ° C.

For the bottom: grill the bacon in a pan until brown, pour the fat into a bowl, and leave the bacon in the pan. Sprinkle a tablespoon of white sugar on top and let it cook for about 3 minutes until it is crispy.

Crumble the biscuits in a bowl. Add the melted butter along with a tablespoon of the bacon fat and mix everything together. Spread the mixture evenly over the muffin cups and press it against the bottom. Bake them in the grill for about 5 minutes. Then take it out and put aside, cool the grill down to 160 ° C.

Mix the cream cheese and brown sugar with a hand mixer until everything is creamy. Add maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and flour and stir again. Add the egg and mix again. Divide the batter into all the molds and bake the muffins for about 18 minutes. Let them cool, cover them with plastic wrap, and let them cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

When the batter has cooled, mix the topping ingredients together until they are nice and smooth and glaze the cheesecake muffins. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it over the muffins.

Rye pancakes with bacon and blueberries

Does rye pancakes sound like breakfast? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! This great combination is also easy to use as a dinner. This is a great recipe for all those with a sweet tooth - for every time and meal!

Ingredients (for 8 servings):

160 g flour
120 g rye flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
360 ml buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp butter
1 packet of vanilla sugar
16 slices of bacon
Fresh blueberries

Preparation:

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Mix the buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla sugar in another bowl.

Then add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir everything with a hand mixer. It's okay if there are still lumps in the batter. Then set it aside, covered, for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill the bacon until crispy. Take a pan or griddle and add butter. Lay two slices of bacon flat next to each other and pour some pancake batter over them. When it starts bubbling, turn it over and grill it for about 1 minute, or until it is golden brown. Repeat this until the batter is used up.

Place the pancakes on a plate and garnish with blueberries. If you like, you can also top with maple syrup.

Bacon jam

Anyone can make strawberry jam. What belongs on your table is the bacon jam. It goes perfectly with fried or scrambled eggs, is suitable as a dip, as a kind of sauce for grilled vegetables or noodles and also tastes great on bread or burgers.

Ingredients:

500 grams of bacon
1 green onion
1 spring onion
3 to 4 cloves
100 ml strong coffee
115 ml of water
70 ml apple cider vinegar
100 ml maple syrup
2 tbsp brown or white sugar

Preparation:

Fry the bacon in a saucepan or saucepan until crispy and remove. Add the finely chopped onion, spring onion and cloves to the fat and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, until everything is soft. Add the bacon again, add the coffee, water, vinegar, maple syrup and brown sugar and simmer until the mixture thickens (about 1 hour).

Then let it cool for 15 minutes and then mix with a hand mixer until it becomes a uniform mass. It can be served warm or stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Bacon whiskey

Those who like whiskey also like to try something new. Give it an even smokier note by adding bacon. We'll explain how.

Ingredients:

220 grams of bacon
1 bottle of whiskey (750 ml)

Preparation:

Fry the bacon in a griddle on the grill. When it's crispy, take the pan down and let the bacon cool briefly. Pour the fat through a sieve into a bowl and save the bacon to make one of the other recipes, for example.

Pour the warm fat over the whiskey and whisk it all together. But keep the bottle and the lid. Let the whiskey sit at room temperature for 2 hours, then cover it and put it in the freezer overnight.

When you take the whiskey out of the chest, the bacon fat will be on the surface. Peel it off and use it for frying, for example.

Let the liquid flow through a coffee filter to separate the remaining fat residue from it. Then pour the whiskey back into the bottle. Then you can store the mixture at room temperature for several weeks - if anyone can withstand it that long!

Bacon Sundae

Anyone who loves bacon knows that simply everything tastes better with the salty delicacy. So why not spice up the ice cream!

Ingredients:

4 slices of bacon
50 g chopped walnuts
150 ml maple syrup
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
150 g whipped cream
2 tbsp maple syrup
Walnut ice cream
cinnamon

Preparation:

Fry the bacon in a pouring pan until it slowly starts to get crispy. Add the walnuts and continue frying until everything is golden brown. Drain the fat and return the bacon and walnuts to the pan. Add 150 ml maple syrup and the rice wine vinegar and heat everything until it is a thick syrup.

Beat the cream with the 2 tbsp maple syrup with a hand mixer until everything is creamy. Then chill until ready to serve.

Pour the ice cream into a bowl or mug, add the warm, candied bacon and walnut pieces, then whipped cream and, last but not least, a little cinnamon.

Porridge with bacon, maple syrup and blueberries

Many people like to eat porridge, but some find breakfast rather boring. If you try this recipe, you probably won't want anything else to start the day with.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

3 slices of bacon
140 g of oatmeal
800 ml of milk
2 pinches of salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp chopped almonds
sugar
Blueberries (or other fruit) to taste

Preparation:

Slowly bring the oat flakes with the milk and salt to the boil and then remove them from the grill. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes and add sugar to taste.

Fry the bacon until crispy and chop into small pieces. Put the oatmeal in a bowl, sprinkle with the almonds and bacon. Finally, drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with blueberries.

Watermelon wrapped in bacon

A small, refreshing snack in between never hurts. But you can actually eat your fill with watermelon and bacon!

Ingredients (for 16 pieces):

16 slices of bacon
½ small watermelon
16 basil leaves

Preparation:

Preheat the grill to 190 ° C. Fry the bacon so that it is still flexible and not too crispy. Cut the melon into small pieces and wrap each piece in a slice of bacon.

Place a basil leaf on top and fix everything with a toothpick

Bacon Cheese Popcorn

If you like going to the cinema, you might know the problem: Every time you are spoiled for choice and have to choose between popcorn and cheese nachos. We once created a compromise that makes every movie night a pleasure!

Ingredients:

10 slices of bacon
a piece of Gouda
30 g of popcorn corn

Preparation:

Popping corn kernels in the rotisserie basket (Attention: Not all baskets are suitable for making popcorn. Always read the product description beforehand!). Fry the bacon until crispy, crumble in a bowl and rub cheese over it as desired.

Place the popcorn on baking paper and spread the bacon and cheese mixture on top. Then place on a pizza stone at around 180 ° C until the cheese has melted and baked until golden.

Bacon chocolate sticks

And now it's getting really crazy again, but pretty tasty! Because bacon also tastes really good when it is coated in chocolate - give it a try!

Ingredients (for 3 servings):

10 slices of bacon
100 g whole milk couverture
white couverture to decorate

Preparation:

Skewer the bacon slices on a wooden skewer and grill until crispy. Melt the couverture and pour the liquid chocolate over the bacon slices until they are completely covered.

Then hang between two objects of the same size to dry until they are reasonably dry. Then melt the white couverture and decorate the bacon sticks with a small spoon.