Chocolate Bacon

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  1. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes I do love pickles but the gerat big dill pickles I remember from NY don't exist here. The last thing I ate on a stick at a fair type event was baby green mangoes sliced in half :)
     
  2. IndyJones

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    Steel Magnolias?
     
  3. teacake

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    Maybe, dunno. I do know I'd never heard of it before that.
     
  4. IndyJones

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    Ah, it's a red velvet cake shaped like an armadillo. :lol:
     
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    I'll help you write it. Divorced a year or two, still kinda grumpy about it, early 30s, we'd make a good team. Every dish will involve itching powder or something to that effect.
     
  6. trekkiedane

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    Never tasted the bacon chocolate mix.... I'm saving it for a special occasion... one where I can use my Bakon vodka and make some of these:

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    Click image for recipe.

    On the subject of the cookbook; it would need to contain chapters on where to buy groceries for one! Where ever I look everything is family-sized :rolleyes:
     
  7. teacake

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    Bacon and Vodka should never be friends. NEVER.

    I may be prejudiced though. I am so over the smoked meat flavour that permeates some aus craft beers, I refuse to buy any new beer without tasting it first. If I wanted my beer to taste like nitrates and nitrites and someone's weirdass idea of smoked meat I would uhh... drop a shot of bacon vodka in it.

    (Of course I would try the bacon vodka)
     
  8. trekkiedane

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    ^But... it's a very good vodka infused with a fine full, yet somewhat discreet, bacon flavour... it is yummy :drool:

    And perfect for Bloody Marys :bolian:
     
  9. teacake

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    I will nod along to the Bloody Mary part.

    I guess I'm just not very meat oriented. Now grass vodka, that is a work of art.

    Still, you have piqued my interest!
     
  10. trekkiedane

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    Cool!
    And now you've piqued mine :vulcan:
     
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    I have no access to Bison Grass so I couldn't make that infusion myself.... but the other kind I make every season :p
     
  13. teacake

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    Cannabis? Awesome.
     
  14. trekkiedane

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    I know some people who grow it, so I have access to a handful to infuse vodka with -as I do with many other herbs, berries and whatnot -There's a few images in my T-BBS album.

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    I bet they are all wonderful and a lot more wonderful than the infused vodka's I've had!

    So does the cannabis impart any extra kick?

    And what are your favorite infusions?
     
  16. trekkiedane

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    I really think I've derailed this thread enough by now.

    But to answer your questions...

    No, not how I make it, but I suppose one could make it strong enough...

    Walnut!

    Walnut-infusion ages as well as any high-end brandy or whisk(e)y (but does it in a bottle) and has a lot of similar aromas... You'll have to let them age for ten years to get really good results though! But a walnut-bitter (as it's called around here) can be made around now and have a nice enough flavour to drink by christmas :)

    The peppery taste of Hypericum has its appeal, rose-petal infusions will give a nice inner warmth and amber in vodka is a 'crowd pleaser' :p
     
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  17. teacake

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    I'm a sucker for rose flavored anything. There's a rose and opium infused vodka you can buy at a vodka infusing emporium (lol) that I'm planning to try next time I'm there.

    ROSE.

    Turkish delight.

    Rose water anything.

    Those semolina greek cakes with rosewater..

    And as to the walnuts, well I've had a kind of pickled walnuts made by greeks, fresh green walnuts in a black liquid, they were awesome. Normally I hate walnuts, seriously hate them, but I've realized I am probably hating on very low quality shit walnuts that get used in stuff here. At least, the greek walnuts made me feel I could get behind walnuts, if properly presented.
     
  18. trekkiedane

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    Walnuts are fantastic if you pick them from the tree while the inner lining (whatever it's called) is still white (but bitter; you have to peel it off).

    In a jar, cover as many rose petals as fit in it with a good vodka. shake it and open it a couple of times every day for 3-5 days. Filter. Dilute, with more of the same vodka, to taste. Drink.
    (Do use roses that are not chemically treated in any way)