Maple, Chocolate Chip & Candied Bacon Cookie CupsPosted by Cupcake Kelly on Apr 27, 2011 in Chocolate, Cookies, Other Desserts | 13 comments
1 cup maple syrup
4 egg yolks
7g unflavored gelatine
1 1/2 cups whipping cream (I used double cream)
1 package bacon
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple extract
1/3 cup candied bacon, chopped
1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Make the mousse by whipping 1 1/4 cups of the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- In a small bowl mix a 1/4 cup whipping cream and gelatine in a small bowl. Leave for five minutes and then microwave for 10 seconds and stir until dissolved. Heat for another 10 seconds if needed.
- In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks together.
- Bring the maple syrup to a boil in a saucepan and remove from the heat. Pour a small amount of the egg yolks and whisk (so they don't curdle). Pour in the rest of the maple syrup and the gelatine mixture. Whisk occasionally over the period of 1 hour.
- Stir in 1/4 cup of the whipped cream done in step 1. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream. Cover and place in the fridge to set.
- Make the candied bacon. Preheat oven to 325 F/ 160 C. Place the bacon in a bowl and mix the pepper and brown sugar. Place the strips on a foil lined baking sheet.
- I used my favorite bacon that gets crisp when cooked. In the UK I've only seen this at Sainsbury's
- Place a piece of foil on top and another baking tray on top and bake for 10 minutes. Check, sprinkle a little more brown sugar over top and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until crisp. I baked for a few minutes with the top tray taken off as well.
- Make the cookie cups. Preheat oven to 350 F/180C and grease a muffin tray. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- Beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until blended. Add the vanilla and maple extracts and beat until blended and fluffy.10. Add the flour a little at a time, mixing until combined, Stir in the bacon and chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop place 2 rounds in each muffin tray and bake for 12 minutes.
- As soon as the cookies come out of the oven take a teaspoon and gently press the center of the cookie to the sides to make a cup.
- Leave in the tray for 5 minutes and then remove. Let cool completely.
- Once the mousse has set place 1 tablespoon of mousse into each cup and top with a piece of candied bacon.