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"Floral" Design for Dad: Make an edible BLT bouquet for Fathers' Day

  
  
  

bacon boquet calgary interior designFinally! Easy instructions to make bacon roses and a fun bouquet for your Fathers' Day table.

I made these for my step-son's graduation and tweaked some of the instuctions I found on the internet. There was a lot of fussing with drilling holes in muffin tins on other sites, and I wanted to find an easier way. I also didn't want to use artificial flowers for leaves and stems and wanted to turn this into more of an appetizer rather than just straight bacon-on-a-stick. So, this is slightly fussy, but not bad and I love the idea of a BLT-on-a-stick with a fun presentation.

OK, so it's not "serious" interior decorating, but well, who cares?

You need:

  • 1 pound of bacon
  • Some clean spinach leaves (or I used watercress)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Ranch dressing
  • Skewers and toothpicks
  • A cookie sheet, tin foil and a cookie cooling rack or something that will allow fat to drain or a broiling pan
  • A vase

bacon rose designCover your cookie sheet with tinfoil and set your oven to 375 F. Place whatever you are using for drainage on top ie. a cooling rack or broiling pan. 

Roll bacon rashers into coils and skewer with a toothpick to hold their shape. Place on the rack with the reddest bits on top. Bake for about 35-45 minutes. You need to keep an eye on things and see when they are crispy. Take them out and allow them to cool and drain on paper towel.

To assemble, put a cherry tomato on the skewer with about 1 inch extra skewer above. Be careful not to get your fingers and this is not a great part for kids to help with. Put two spinach leaves on the skewer facing away from each other. You have to skewer the leaves themselves, not the stems. Pop a bacon "rose" on top. When you have completed all the roses, put them in a vase and serve with a side of ranch dressing for dip.

Simple as this is, it's even more delicious than you'd think.

Happy Fathers' Day!

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Comments

this is fabulous and so much easier than the other (drilling) recipes. Now you need to figure out how to ship them, because I'd like to order a dozen! lol :)
Posted @ Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:14 AM by suzy
Hi Suzy, I am glad you found it helpful. Sorry, I don't ship, but they are pretty easy to make yourself. :)
Posted @ Sunday, June 24, 2012 4:43 PM by Tracy Wharton
I love this idea. I'm going to make them this weekend for girls night. I'm a photographer too & will post photos. I love food photos..LOL Food & Photograpy, what could be better.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:03 PM by Vanessa
I just found this recipe and I think it would be just the thing to eat after polishing off the bouquet. http://baconshow.blogspot.ca/2012/08/2653-baked-potato-and-bacon-white-pizza.html
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:10 PM by Tracy
Love your idea of a completely edible bouquet...i plan on trying something similiar!! Thankx!
Posted @ Friday, January 18, 2013 10:27 PM by lorian
Check out this cool variation we did by dipping the Bacon Roses in chocolate! 
 
Posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 4:36 PM by 365DaysofBacon
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