A new cooking school, Chefs' Abode, recently opened at 805 Sibley Memorial Highway in Lilydale. www.chefsabode.com
To spread the word, they offered an online coupon for a discount on a cooking class. Lucky for me, my niece, Colette, purchased two for us to use together. On Sunday we attended our participation class: "Holiday Brunch at Home." Here was the menu:
* Belgian Waffles
* Dried Cherry Scones
* Roasted Vegetables
* Roasted Vegetable Frittata
* Parmesan Croustades
* Hash Browns
* Maple-Cayenne Bacon
* Roasted Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding with Pecans
What a fun way to blow my low-carb diet!
If you want any of these recipes, just let me know and I'll post them. In the meantime, I know I have some bacon-lovers out there who read my blog so I thought I'd share the bacon recipe with you.
MAPLE CAYENNE BACON
* 1 pound bacon
* 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
* 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup and cayenne. Place the bacon in a single layer over the parchment, and with a pastry brush, brush the bacon slices with syrup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is cooked but not crisp.