Maple Bacon Crème Brûlée

Maple Bacon Creme Brulee Recipe I love maple and bacon together, and I love crème brulée so I thought I would give this a try.

Maple Crème Brûlée

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • turbinado sugar

Candied Bacon

  • thick cut bacon
  • pure maple syrup (I just used as much as I needed for coating)

Directions:

Maple Crème Brulée

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Maple-syrup-egg-mixture  In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and maple syrup until the mixture is thick and pale yellow. Add cream and continue to whisk until well blended.
  3. Divide mixture among 4 ramekins. Place ramekins in a water bath (large pan filled with 1 or 2 inches of hot water) and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, about 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and leave in the water bath Pouring Custard in to Ramekins for Creme Bruleuntil cooled. Remove cups from water bath and chill for at least 2 hours (minimum), or up to 2 days. When ready to serve, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of maple sugar over each custard. For best results, use a small, hand-held torch to melt sugar.
  4. Top with Maple Bacon.


Maple Candied Bacon

  1. Arrange bacon in a 9-by-13-inch on a rack, and put the rack with bacon in a jelly pan. Bake in a 400ºF degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; drain fat.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF degrees. Pour maple syrup over bacon; flip to coat. Bake, coat and flip every 5 minutes until done. About 25 to 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer bacon to parchment. Let cool to harden.

Delicious recipe for Maple Bacon Creme Brule Original recipe. I just modified it slightly. My opinion the crème brulée isn’t really worth it, because there is not a lot of maple flavor. The maple bacon is amazing! Make sure to make it the same day you are going to use it; it won’t keep.

Backyard Renovation

We have big plans for our back yard this year.

I don’t know how much of our other plans will come together, most likely in pieces. The first part will be adding the sprinkler system so we don’t kill our new lawn, that is easily done since my husband works for a plumbing company . Our zoysia sod is on order. It is a lower maintenance lawn that needs watering only once a week, not like fescue. It is has a thick root system, which should keep out weeds.  I am not sure why more people do not use this type of lawn.

Another part will be adding a pathway to our garden, a new shed, and hopefully lawn furniture if the budget holds out. Here are some of my inspirations for this renovation:

Sweet Cottage Shed

Shed Kit

Garden Shed with Potting Area

The Grow and Store

 DIY Shed

From the family Handyman

Charming cottage-like shed

Store bought shed with charcter

I love these cottage-like sheds, we haven’t decided how we are replacing our current shed but I would love some of these options. My preference has the greenhouse attached, functional and adorable.

    Cobblestone Path

Flagstone Patio

Designed by Ketron Custom Builders

Pavers and Rock

See original transformation

We have a small fire pit that we want to include a rock and paver surround that leaves a path to the garden.

    Beautiful Patio

IKEA Table

Versatile IKEA table for outdoor dining

Pergola IKEA table

The pergola and deck won’t be happening this year, but we would love that to be a future addition to our outdoor living space. I have been saving up money to purchase this patio set from IKEA. It is very functional with the extra leaves for when family comes to visit, and we can use the chairs around the pit. (Hopefully the rest of the yard project doesn’t eat up all the money)

  Squash Trellis

Either this year or next we want to add a squash trellis. It should help keep squash bugs from destroying our plants as easily, plus the squashes will take up less space as they grow vertically. Get the DIY here.

Magnificent Magenta

This month I am inspired by the electrifying pink hue of magenta. I am ready for summer with these vibrant accessories. I especially want to do the pink hair. I just have the itch to change my hair to something very fun, but I might settle for adding one of these decor items or clothing to my home. A little bit of this color will go a long way in cheering a room up.

Vibrant pink hues of household items, fashion, and hair dye

  1. World Market Nina Chair
  2. Paris Map
  3. Button Tufted Ottoman
  4. Target Ikat Dots Pillow
  5. Passion Fruit Candle
  6. Elegance Abounds Dress
  7. Magenta Pump
  8. Cupcake Pink Hair Dye
  9. Space Necklace