Recently I was chatting to a friend about the wonders of Bacon and Nutella, we debated which was better and failed to come to a conclusion. This of course led onto the thoughts of Bacon and Nutella together. Specifically Candied Bacon with Nutella sauce. A match made in heaven or a major disappointment?
I had to test it out. The seed was planted and it was just a matter of days before I was in the kitchen experimenting. Let me tell you, this is a relationship which works – they compliment each other perfectly. The sweet and salty bacon, the nutty and indulgent Nutella. YES. It works.
Now I often warm Nutella to use as a dipping sauce for strawberries, I have also poured it over ice cream and pancakes but you know it can get that slightly gritty texture when it starts to cool? I hate that. So I made this sauce instead, by adding a little double cream and golden syrup it is transformed. It still tastes exactly like Nutella but its smoother and possibly even more indulgent. I plan to use this sauce for lots of other dishes and definitely as my strawberry dip.
10 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
4 tablespoons light muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 200c. Mix your sugar and cinnamon together well, coat your bacon in the mixture on both sides. Place on greaseproof paper on a baking trip and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove and leave to cool.
Nutella Dipping Sauce
50ml Double Cream
50ml Golden Syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Warm your Nutella, cinnamon, double cream and syrup in a pan over a low heat, stir slowly until the ingredients are combined and it is heated through. You will left with a silky, indulgent sauce. Remove from pan.
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