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Happy Pi(e) Day

A three-course pie binge for March 14.

I got distracted by the wood grain:

Ok, these are tartlets, but they count for Pi Day Dessert.

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It looks disgusting, it sounds disgusting, but dammit, it’s making me hungry for more:

This has been the easiest “dessert of the week” I’ve made for work. And it actually lives up to the hype. I was expecting to prefer the bacon by itself but the chocolate and it make a nice duo. You can read all the blog posts out there and hear people rave about it, but you just have to taste it to see for yourself.

If you’re thinking of trying this with a minimum investment of time and energy, here’s what I did (so easy that it’s not much of a recipe):

1. Cook bacon. Baking in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and got slices that were firm but not crunchy. Of course, adjust for your preferences and the kind of bacon.

2. Melt chocolate. I used about 2-3 ounces of chocolate chips and just microwaved them.

3. Coat bacon in chocolate. I used a table knife to get a hearty enough layer on both sides and made sure to munch on a slice while the chocolate was still gooey.

4. Refrigerate till chocolate is set.

The most entertaining part was customizing a couple for my office comrades:

I had a tiny bit of melted chocolate coating the bowl–not enough to coat another strip, but too much just to wash away. So I made it into a lovely hot chocolate infused with the power of bacon. The perfect accompaniment to thoughts of world domination.

Of the brave souls who tried this at the office, about half loved it and wanted more. Of the other half, none said that it was bad; but the reaction was a confused “I don’t get it.” More bacon chocolate for me, then!

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