Saturday, 15 September 2012

a bacon-y birthday

Right now, I'm writing this post with a black snoring, snorting pug lying half on my lap and half on the keys! That's right I now have a pug....for a few weeks that is! I'm pug-sitting for a friend and Wiggles the black pug has been an excellent house guest so far!
He's awesome and cute!

Today is my hubby's birthday (yay!) I bought him some wonderful and weird things...

 like Baconnaise!
 maple bacon flavoured lollipops!

Bacon frosting! My hubby loves bacon so was even written into our marriage vows!

and I made for him the most amazing thing yet...

 chocolate chip bacon cookies! they taste.....OUT OF THIS WORLD! They are that goooood!
here's what you need!
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 300 g white sugar
  • 225 g softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 ml vanilla extract
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 55 g cocoa powder
  • 3 g baking soda
  • 2 g salt
  • 360 g milk chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble.
  3. Beat the sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy and smooth. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the chocolate chips and bacon. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. 
recipe is taken from allrecipes.and altered by me  

They are definetly something i will be making again! The bacon just somehow makes the cookies moist and gooey but light as well!

Treated the hubby to a birthday lunch with friends as we went on a nice walk through the barbican area en route...

 taking a nice detour through the cobbled streets where exists a mash-up of medievel, tudor and more modern houses all squashed up together in a visually stunning way. during the second world war, Plymouth was heavily bombed so some building that still stood found themselves next to new building of a completely different era right next to them...this is echoed across the city so there is no old quarter or typical city nucleus that many british cities follow and this is part of Plymouth charms!

 we had a wonderful greek lunch, bright, fresh and flavoursome dishes that were too many to take pictures of and we were absolutly stuffed...all of us!
It was a nice day for Hubby, currently its nearly two in the morning and he isn't home yet after being taken out for drinks by some friends...good for him! He deserves it!

Happy birthday Awesome hubby and thanks to all who made his day great! :)

Birdie Love

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