Sunday, 19 September 2010

Chocolate Dipped Bacon Topped Oreos

OK, it has been forever and a day since I last posted here, but today I invented something which deserves to be written about.

You see, my friend and office mate Gene and I were talking one day about 'the ultimate food of deliciousness', and he came to the conclusion that it would be Oreos dipped in dark chocolate and wrapped in bacon. And me being me, I said, "I can make that."

So today I did.

I took a bag of Oreos. Melted some dark chocolate with just a bit of cream.

Dipped and spooned the chocolate sauce over and around the Oreos. This was messy. I ended up with chocolate EVERYWHERE.

Then I stuck them in the fridge to harden up.

Later, I fried up some bacon. Didn't have enough to WRAP the Oreos, which was the original plan, so I simply topped them with bacon, and stuck a toothpick through.

They looked quite impressive. Photos were taken, but I don't have one handy. Someone will no doubt eventually give me one, and I will add it to this.

They tasted pretty amazing actually. The saltiness of the bacon complemented the dark chocolate and the sweetness of the cookie. It worked remarkably well, for something which was essentially a novelty dish. Gene ate about eight, so I guess he approved. :)

Things I would do differently if I did it again:

Take a lot longer over the chocolate bit. The sauce kind of made the cookies soggy, and they became quite crumbly and fell apart easily. I think if I did it again, It'd let the chocolate cool a bit more, and harden naturally, out of the fridge. I also think that it may be worth doing it half and half (One side of the cookie, let it harden, then the other), cos I had sticking to the plate issues.

Use streaky bacon. I didn't cos it's not what we had, but actually wrapping them in streaky bacon would probably work a lot better, and help hold them together.

It was a pretty awesome experiment though! I recommend you try it! :D