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Most Aussie Bacon Lovers are unaware that 70% of all bacon sold in Australia is imported. Shocker! This questions freshness, origin ~ including farming and storage practices and consumers dedication to supporting local Aussie produce.

In Australia we have many amazing Aussie Pork Farmers which need our support, and it's not hard folks, they are the best, producing amazing produce year round. As artisan butchers we are continually striving to create a traditional perfect piece of bacon each and every week.  

At MidWest Meats, we only sell 100% locally farmed pork and did you know? Our branded bacon, bacon hocks, bacon chops and bacon bones are all smoked in the MidWest Meats SmokeHouse fresh each week. Now, I won't diverse to HAMS, because what is there really to say? for 70 years we have proven they are the best. Let's keep the focus on our favourite breakfast mate, BACON. Afterall we are dedicating a whole day to it.

 

l am excited to highlight what a versatile ingredient Aussie Bacon is with a simple delicious recipe that is a little outside the box. 

 

This recipe is so simple the kids can prepare it and you'll all be supporting local artisan farmed and produced BACON.

Candied Bacon Rocky Road

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
     
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
     
  • 175g MidWest Meats bacon rashers (remove rind)
     
  • 400g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
     
  • 280g white and pink marshmallows, roughly chopped 
     
  • 200g glace cherries
     
  • 150g Turkish Delight chocolate bar, roughly chopped
     
  • ½ cup unsalted roasted peanuts

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine maple syrup and brown sugar in a small bowl. Place bacon onto prepared tray and brush generously with maple syrup glaze. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn bacon and brush with maple syrup mixture. Bake for a further 15 minutes. Stand and cool. When cold and crisp, finely chop the bacon.
     
  2. Grease and line a 26cm x 16cm x 3cm deep baking pan with baking paper. Place chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring with a metal spoon after each burst, until just melted. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stand for 5 minutes.
     
  3. Stir through marshmallows, cherries, Turkish Delight, peanuts and half of the bacon through the chocolate. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Stand at room temperature to set (or refrigerate in hot weather). Cut into squares and serve.

Tip – Place any leftover rocky road into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Personally, i've never had to do thatsmile

* photo credit and collaboration with our friends working hard for Aussie Farmers "Australian Pork Limited"

MidWest Meats proudly holds a PorkMark Licence allowing us to sell #Aussiepork