Does your girlfriend prefer to receive something appetizing instead of the usual roses for Valentine's Day? Or would you simply like to add a particular bouquet to your next menu? Here is a tantalizing and original idea: create a bouquet of bacon roses!
Bacon - get some thickly sliced bacon so your roses will be more voluminous.
Method 1 of 3: Prepare the Muffin Pan
Step 1. Prepare a muffin pan
The muffin pan will only be used for this project because it will need to be pierced, so make sure you use one that you can discard, and not your favorite muffin pan! Make a small hole in the bottom of each cup.
Step 2. Place the muffin pan on top of the oven or in a broiler
You will bake the bacon rolls in the muffin pan. The hole will allow the grease to drip into the collector.
Method 2 of 3: Roll the Bacon in the Shape of Rosebuds
Step 1. Make rosebuds with raw bacon
Don't worry, it's really that simple. Just spread a piece of bacon on a flat, clean surface, and roll it all the way up. Here is your rose!
Step 2. Insert the rolled bacon into a cup of the muffin pan, and repeat the process until all cups are filled
Step 3. Place the bacon roses in an oven preheated to 190 ° C
Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the rolls are crisp.
Method 3 of 3: Make a Bunch of Bacon Roses
Step 1. Take the fake roses and remove the top of the flower
Pull the green support off each rose to separate the individual components.
Reinsert the green holder onto the faux flower stem. If the piece has come off and can't be reinserted, use green tape to hold it in place. Then, with ribbon or green wire, attach a wooden stick to each stem so that it is strong enough to hold the bacon.
Step 2. Arrange the stems in a vase or inside a decorative box
If you decide to use a box, put some baking paper inside it so that any residual grease is absorbed.
Step 3. When they have cooled, place the bacon roses on the stems
Make sure there are enough of them to complete your bouquet.
Step 4. Serve
Give the bouquet to someone special or use it as a centerpiece. Enjoy your meal!
- If you'd rather not drill holes in your pan, bake the bacon in paper cups and place them in the muffin pan. In this case, though, you'll need to dry the bacon during cooking and cooling time, but you'll save your pan.
- Keep the bouquet in the refrigerator, unless you plan to present / serve it immediately.
- Instead of plastic stems, you can use bamboo skewers. If you like, you can wrap them with green ribbon or dye them green using food coloring.
- Make small "floating" bacon roses using empty votive candle holders.
- For a vegetarian version, use vegan bacon.
- You can also use turkey bacon.