How to make Bacon Jam
You do know that bacon jam recipe if you have been around here for a while. Many people are familiar with it now, but I was the first in the UK to share a recipe for it before there was ever any on the shelves.
But it did not start with me, it started in the US.
The excitement about it in the US had not escaped my attention. I was intrigued. At the time I had some money stuck in my PayPal account that I could not transfer out (this is very much back in the day, when things were not as straightforward as now). So, I ordered bacon jam from California with it because why not? It arrived in the post several weeks later.
I pried it out of the box and had to try it immediately, there at my desk. It was surprising and intense and delicious. My work colleagues were at once shocked and reticent, and then obsessed. I had to try and make my own. Which I did promptly.
I was delighted with the results and started to look at bacon differently. I started to see all of the possibilities that it had across the flavour spectrum. Eventually, all of that excitement and play resulted in recipes like candied bacon fudge and toffee, bacon masterclasses, bacon brunch club and lots of more regular and exciting savoury recipes that became Bacon the Cookbook.
I have been asked for the bacon jam recipe many times, and while it is in Bacon the Cookbook (which is available as both hardback (for sale on Amazon.co.uk where it is currently on sale for £11), signed copies from me) and ebook (on Kindle UK, on Kindle US), along with sibling recipes chipotle bacon jam, stout & treacle bacon jam and gochujang & cider bacon jam, I want to share it again with you here. You deserve it!
I haven’t been posting here lately but I am planning to make time to keep this little nook vibrant and alive. Don’t forget the enormous recipe archive. I moved hosts and a lot of the photos were unfortunately lost in the transition and my previous host deleted their copies. Never mind, the recipes are still valid and well worth your time. I will replace the photos as and when I can.