There are certain culinary trends that are well and truly overplayed and can probably go away now, like trying to balance an entire menu of appetizers on top of a Bloody Mary.
But then there are others that, despite being oversaturated, will always have a welcome home on my tastebuds. Namely: salted caramel anything and bacon in desserts, and the common denominator of those two is the concept of salty-sweet. There’s some kind of magical alchemy that occurs when the perfect amount of salt is added to sweet dishes. It’s just science, no big deal.
With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that bacon is a perfect addition to one of the sweetest candy treats of all, the New Orleans praline. I’m talk next level sugar coma, people. If you manage to stop at one, I salute you. Plus, this is another great way to include meat in every meal course!
These sugary morsels are quite easy to make, though you do need serious elbow grease for the hand beating part. Stick with it – everyone likes a toned bicep.