Although beef suet and lard have a well-established place in the pastry chef’s pantry, using bacon as a dessert ingredient is a relatively new trend. Bacon started out a couple of years ago as a novelty ingredient used by clever folks such as baker David Lebovitz (in ice cream) and Chicago-based chocolate boutique Vosges (in chocolate bars). Now, bacon is emerging as a dessert ingredient much more often.
Looking for a bacon laced dessert near you? Check out this Time Magazine article for a roster of places serving such treats. And for recipes and even more info on the trend, check out Eat.Write.Now and Slashfood. Or, if you just want to sit back and watch a video, check out this link featuring video about bacon cupcakes! (thanks to Cheryl at 5 Second Rule for posting this link earlier this week in her blog).
Would you eat bacon for dessert? I know I would!