Oh hey there. It’s been quiet here on this blog for a while. Life has been quite full with a variety of things – settling into a new home on the West Side of Oahu, getting a spunky labrador named Pono, ministry adventures, somehow making life with three kids work out. Anyway, I’m still here.
I’ve been mostly cooking a lot of tried and true meals, so I haven’t had anything new to post. In fact, I often come back to my Recipe Archives when I need ideas of what to cook. But this past weekend I felt like trying something new, and came up with these bacon maple glazed cake bites. Do you like bacon? I hope so, because then I can trust you.
This recipe was born out of things I had around the kitchen. Pound cake from Costco. Thick cut bacon. An easy-to-make maple glaze. I like the combo of sweet and salty. For something extra, I added a touch of fresh rosemary. This was a simple appetizer that would fit into a holiday party or potluck gathering.
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Bacon Maple Glazed Cake Bites
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Yield: about 36 cake bites
- 1 loaf pound cake, cut into 1- or 2-inch pieces
- 6 strips of bacon, cooked, cooled, and chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Fresh rosemary (optional), chopped into very small pieces
To make the glaze: in a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar, a pinch of salt, and maple syrup. Glaze should be a spreadable consistency.
Spread glaze on each piece of cake. Top with bits of bacon. If using rosemary, sprinkle on top the bacon.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.