If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then it could possibly be paved with bacon—even on Valentine’s Day.
After all, “bacon chocolate” has been on the rise as a Google search term in the last 30 days.
That could mean anything from chocolate-covered bacon and chocolate-chip bacon cookies.
But if your guy prefers bacon in its purest form—no chocolate, no sprinkles, no nothing—try your hand at a bacon bouquet.
It takes less than an hour to make, and your sweetie will love it (and maybe you) for it.
1. Roll up bacon slices to create a spiral. As much as possible, keep the roll tighter on the fatty side, which will be the bottom when you place it in the pan. Flare out the tops, if desired, to give the bacon rose a more “bloomed” look, still while keeping the bottom in a tight roll.
2. Bake for 45-55 minutes in a 350-degree oven. The length of time depends on how crisp you want the bacon.
3. Remove from the oven and place bacon roses on a paper towel to drain grease.
4. The presentation is up to you, but a popular choice is to use artificial rose stems (clean first, of course!) and place in a vase to give your edible bouquet a most authentic look.