Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon Recipe | The Worktop (2024)

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This Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon recipe is a real show stopper for breakfast and brunch. The maple and coffee glaze gives the bacon a rich earthy flavor.

In my opinion, there isno wrong way to do bacon. But there are certainlyright ways, and Maple and Coffee Glazed Baconis one of those right ways.

Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon is sweet, smoky, salty, meaty and droolworthy

Coffee has a particular affinity with flavorful meats, and bacon pairs especially well.Deliciousbacon is all about striking a balance of sweet, smoky, salty, and meaty, and this Maple and Coffee Glazed Baconhas all those elements, with the coffee adding anearthydepth of flavor.

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There's not too much to this recipe, but the final result is so mouthwatering that I salivate just thinking about it.You start with a nice thick cut of smoked streaky bacon.It's called "streaky bacon" in the UK, but it's just what American's call "bacon".

Use the best bacon that you can find for this Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon Recipe

To avoid any confusion, it's bacon made frompork belly. If you can, use the highest quality bacon you can get your hands on. A thick cut will hold up well in the oven, and will be able to take onthe maple and coffee glaze.

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This recipe requires a shot of espresso, which makes it a different from some other coffee glazed baconrecipes that call forcoffee grounds.

Use espresso to glaze the bacon to achieve a smooth glaze

Coffee grounds would also impart coffee flavor to the bacon, but coffee grounds stay grainy even after cooking. Coffee grounds don't melt like sugar or fully dissolve like other spices, even if you soak it overnight or cook it. So to avoid the grittiness of the coffee grounds on the bacon, I used brewed coffee for this recipe.

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If you have an espresso maker at home, perfect (and lucky you!). But if you don't, you can always go to a coffee shop and get an espresso for take away.

Or better yet, invite some friends for brunch and ask one of them to pick up some espresso on the way over. What are friends for, right?

This Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon is perfect for sharing

Plus, you'll probably want friends around to share this Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon- or you might just find yourself eating all 12 slabs of Maple and Coffee Glazed Baconbecause the aromaof the bacon in the ovenwill cause you to throw all caution to the wind!

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Don't worry, youdon't need the absolute freshest espresso shot for this Maple and Coffee Glazed Baconbecause there are many other complex flavors in this recipe.

Feelfree to use day old espresso for this recipe, so don't fret if you don't have an espresso maker

Once the espresso has been combined with the maple syrup and glazedon the bacon, theflavors that would make stale espresso undrinkable won't be noticeable. (It's the same idea that old wine can be used for cooking.)

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If you go the route of having to buy take away espresso, it can be stored in the fridge overnight for the next morningtoo. Day-old espressowill work fine for making this maple and coffee glazefor the bacon.

This is just oneone of those little secrets to makingcomplexfoods at home even if you don't have the necessary equipment!

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We always eat the bacon as soon as it comes out of the oven (all of it), straight off the pan.

Eat this bacon straight off the pan, or use it to top on pancakes, waffles, or even donuts

But this Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon is delicious served with pancakes and butter, on a lemony kale salad, or even cut up into pieces and sprinkled on a vanilla glazed donut. To keep you from waiting any more, here's the recipe for this Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon.

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Maple and Coffee Glazed Bacon (GF)

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Serves: 12 slices

Prep: 2 minutes mins

Cook: 20 minutes mins

Total: 22 minutes mins

This Maple and Coffee Glazed bacon is smokey and sweet with an earthy depth of flavor. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, or even as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 12 slices thick cut smoked streaky bacon (use the best bacon you can get your hands on)
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the espresso, maple syrup and dark brown sugar until combined and the sugar is mostly dissolved.

  • Lay out the bacon evenly across the pan.

  • Using a brush, brush on half of the maple and coffee glaze on the bacon. Only brush the maple and coffee glaze on one side of the bacon at this time.

  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the heat up to 400°F / 205°C.

  • Carefully, flip each slice of bacon over. Brush on the remaining maple and coffee glaze.

  • Put the pan back in the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

  • Allow to cool slightly before removing the bacon from the pan.

Notes

If you don't have an espresso maker, you can also use this cold brew coffee concentrate.

Course: Meats, Savory

Special Diet: Gluten Free

Author: The Worktop

Cal : 162kcal

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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