Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Candied Bacon
I think from now on I might actually put candied bacon on everything. It’s so good it’s should probably be illegal. So good I’m pretty much willing to put up with the inevitable sticky fingers that come with. A word to the wise, you’ll want to wait until your newly candied bacon is cooled before you go diving into a slice.
Let’s just say I learned the hard way and I may or may not be speaking with a lisp today because my tongue is burned. Silver lining the cool panna cotta helped.
Panna Cotta is one of my favorite desserts. It’s not fussy and it’s super simple to make. If you can pour and stir you can make panna cotta. Yep. Yep. Other than it’s silky consistency I love that you can flavor it with just about anything. Being today is National Bacon Day (Hooray) we’ve decided that a salted caramel sauce topped with a slice of candied bacon was the way to go.
If you’ve never candied bacon (and gasp) all you’ll need to do is sprinkle black pepper and brown sugar onto your bacon slices. Place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake them at 325 for 20-30 minutes and voila. Pork Candy. It’s totally a thing and it goes great with panna cotta. On National Bacon Day and beyond.
You can easily double or triple the recipe and it can be made well in advance if you’re looking to do something for a dinner party or just because you’d like to eat panna cotta every night for a week. Not that I’ve ever done that or anything. Okay so I have. Whatever.
Go ahead, grab a spoon and dig in. You know you want to.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by REAL® Seal. Opinions are mine. Always have been. Always will be.
What You Will Need:
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons cold water
- .25 ounce packet gelatin
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- salted caramel sauce
- candied bacon to garnish
What To Do:
- Into a heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat add whipping cream and sugar. Whisk to combine. Heat until small bubbles form around the side of pan.
- Into a small ramekin or bowl add water. Sprinkle packet of gelatin on top set aside until gelatin blooms.
- Remove pan from heat. Add extract and gelatin. Mix until dissolved.
- Equally divide mixture between jars. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for approximatley4 hours or until set up.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with candied bacon prior to serving.