I Want To Bake With Bacon, Is It Safe?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by kaneohegirlinaz, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    I’m looking to make a baked good with BACON in it.  I mean, what doesn't taste great with BACON?!

    I don’t want to have to refrigerate the final product.

    As I do reach online before getting started, I find that dry-cured BACON is shelf stable, according to USDA/FSIS.  Some sites I go to are saying that the bagged stuff at Costco is okay to use.

    I’m so confused now, maybe reading all day long, this, that, no, yes…

    Help me, please.
     
  2. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    SOOOOO …

    Can the pre-cooked-bagged Bacon from Costco be used in a baked product and then NOT have to be refrigerated?
     
  3. chefross

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    The answer is yes but.....

    Real (cooked) bacon need not be refrigerated as long as the fat has been rendered from it.

    If the baked good recipe requires some kind of fat, then the addition of the bacon grease can add flavor too.

    So the answer would lie in checking the bacon you bought, and maybe cook it a little more and go from there.
     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    What if I used Bacon Jerky, rehydrated it in some, say, Bourbon, and put that on the top of brownies during the last few minutes of baking?