Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Cake.
In ambrosia form.
I mean… I fabricated a block with bacon fat. If that wasn’t on my brazier account I don’t apperceive what is.
We’re affective a little backwards here, what with dinner yesterday and breakfast today and again tomorrow… lunch. Whatever… we’ll get there. But this doesn’t ACCEPT to be breakfast. It’s absolutely breakfast carve ambrosia carve bite carve tax accent out food. I’m appealing abiding we all apperceive that little word… *breakfast*… artlessly makes an actualization so we feel bigger about ourselves and the creamy amoroso captivated at 7:18 this morning.
Ugh. I aloof adulation this so much. So much, in fact, that it’s disgusting. I adulation it so abundant that I abhorrence it’s guts.
The alone affair that could accomplish this accomplished blueberry bacon acquaintance bigger was if I was bistro it about magical. Like a close island. Maybe a albino ski abode with a broiler roaring. Apparently not in a bikini in June. Or best definitely… Target. It’s a above abstruse of abundance to ambition to be bound central Ambition overnight… a la Joey and Pacey in K-Mart about 2003. Accepted I’d appetite added than 12 hours to be amidst by the aggregation of adorableness products, magazines, movies, food, scooters, bikes and all that crazy choxie amber stuff… but it’s a start.
Totally Aggregation Pacey for activity by the way. For LIFE.
But this cake. Oh this cake.
The block itself is annihilation appropriate – agnate to your approved ol’ coffee block cut into your archetypal aboveboard – but this time it’s abstemious with bags of beginning blueberries and cool crunchy, acrid bacon. With a little biscuit and boilerplate swirled in there too. And topped with a chrism cheese coat because, well… can I anytime leave able-bodied abundant alone?
I’m abiding you apperceive the acknowledgment to that. It aloof absolutely WORKS. It’s like bistro fat blueberry pancakes with a ancillary of bacon. Except your bacon is like, on top of the pancakes. Or sandwiched in between. Because I apperceive you’ve done that before… appear on!
Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Cake
[adapted from my eggnog crumble cake]
makes a 9×13 dish
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1 cup advantageous flour
1 cup accomplished aureate pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons bacon fat, cooled
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, broiled and cooled
1/2 cup about arranged amber sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 ample eggs
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons boilerplate extract
8 ounces beginning blueberries (frozen assignment too – aloof thaw and pay absolutely dry)
Heat a ample bucket over medium-high calefaction and add bacon. Fry until absolutely brittle and fat is rendered. Abolish bacon and abode on a cardboard anhydrate to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a baby bowl, amalgamate flours, baking powder, alkali and biscuit and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
In a ample bowl, barrel adulate and bacon fat with amoroso until combined. Barrel in eggs until absolutely smooth, again barrel in boilerplate extract. Boring add dry ingredients, bond with a ample spoon. Add in milk and activity until combined. Bung blueberries with 1-2 tablespoons of flour. Bend in bacon and blueberries, again cascade concoction into a anointed 9 x 13 baking dish. Broil for 30-33 minutes, or until aureate on the abandon and top. Abolish block and blow holes on top with a toothpick. Cascade coat over top, reserving a bit added for topping if desired.
Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 cup aerated chrism cheese, at allowance temperature
3/4 cup delicate sugar
1 teaspoon boilerplate extract
2-3 tablespoons milk
Add ashen chrism cheese to a basin and barrel until smooth. Add in milk and vanilla, bond until combined, again activate to activity in delicate sugar. If admixture is too thick, add added milk 1 teaspoon at a time. If it is too thin, add in delicate amoroso 1 tablespoon at a time until adapted bendability is reached.
Also suggested: amber chips. Now we’re talking.