Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bacon Roses

Bacon Roses- for the meat lover in your life.

For this simple gift idea, you'll need:
-Thick Cut Bacon (I made a dozen)
-Fake Roses
-Muffin Tin

Preheat oven to 375
Turn on some Ke$ha music (mandatory)

Start out by rolling each strip of bacon into a rose shape. Don't roll it too tight or it won't cook all the way through!

Stick 2 toothpicks through the center to form an "X" with the toothpicks.
I used a mini muffin tin and it was perfect size, but I regular muffin tin would also work. Set the rolled bacon in the muffin tins so they are hovering and don't touch the bottom of the tin.
Other tutorials want you to drill a hole in the bottom of your muffin tin so the bacon grease can drain. NO DONT DO IT!! Why would you do that?? It worked perfectly fine for me to not have it drain. It cooked in the grease, just make sure to watch it carefully and be extra careful when you take it out of the oven.

Put the bacon in the oven at 375 for 30-45 minutes. Watch it carefully! (Make sure to check that it is cooked all the way through)
While the bacon is cooking, take the red petals off of your fake flowers.

Keep the green star shaped part that goes on the underside of the flower on the stem, it will help keep the bacon from sliding down the stem. Push the star shaped piece down a bit so you have a piece of the stem sticking out. You can slide the bacon onto it like a kabob! 

Take the toothpicks out once the bacon has cooled and stick em on the stems!

Ta-da! My next experiment is to make chocolate dipped bacon roses. I'll keep you updated. 
Photo credits go to my super artsy boyfriend who was the grateful recipient of this tasty bouquet. 

Till next time,

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