Haha So I was looking for creative ideas for a gift or something for the Hubby on V-Day and stumbled upon this! I think it's genius because my husband freakin loves bacon. Lol
Sorry if this grosses you out... :o
Take a strip of bacon and roll it up. Most strips of bacon have a “meaty” edge and a “fatty” edge. You’ll want the meaty edge to be the top of the flower, so keep the fatty edge aligned at the bottom. On a side-note, I think that’s the first time I’ve used the terms “meaty” and “fatty” when describing flowering shrub. I knew I went into horticulture for a reason…
Keep a pair of clean scissors nearby as well. If your bacon is oddly shaped you may need to snip off a bit after you roll to make it lay nicely. Now, I’ve seen lots of ways to make these after my sister first sent me a link, and some of them called for ridiculous things like drilling holes through a mini muffin pan. There’s no need to ruin your best bakeware here, just grab some toothpicks. Insert them in the bottom of the roll, keeping them both as close to the bottom of the bacon as possible and close to each other. You can actually do this without toothpicks, but it’s a little safer with them, since sometimes the bacon comes unraveled.
This not only holds the bacon together, but it creates a little stand for it, so it doesn’t topple over during cooking. Place those little beauties on a rack, sitting over a foil-lined baking sheet. Cooking them on a rack lets the bottoms cook as well so you don’t end up with mushy-bottomed flowers. Because that would be an atrocity.
Pop them in a 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. The outside should be crisped and browned, and the inside won’t be crisp, but it will be cooked.
Remove toothpicks and insert a long skewer for a stem. You can either wrap these in tin foil or stick them in abouquet of flower foliage (cut the flowers off if you feel brave :o) and your done!! Perfection! :)