I made BACON Better than Chocolate | Guga Foods
If you love bacon this is the perfect
video for you. By the end of this video
I’m gonna be showing you how to make the
most incredible bacon you’ve ever seen
in your life. And the best part is you’re
going to be able to share with your
family members to have an amazing
This is the candy bacon experiment.
So let’s do it!
The first thing we need to do is to cure
our own pork belly so that it becomes
bacon. I previously made a step-by-step
video on how to make your own bacon at
home. If you think it’s hard to do you
it is easy, simple and only takes a few
days. But actual physical work it only
takes an hour. Once you are done you are
left with some incredible bacon that is
way superior than you can buy in any
store. If you have not seen my homemade
bacon video before make sure you check
it out in the description down below
later on. The great thing about making
homemade bacon is that you can cut it in
any thickness that you like. For my very
first version I’m gonna be using these
cuts and they are half an inch thick and
about 3 inches in length. And what I like
to call bacon on a stick.
These are so great that you can even
find it in Disney World. But since they
just came out of my smoker they are
still hot, in order to put them on a
stick they must be chilled first. And the
best thing to do is to vacuum pack them
and let them chill in the refrigerator.
If you decide not to make your bacon at
home you can also buy them. But I
recommend you making your own bacon at
home at least once. However if you are in
store-bought ones will work just fine.
Now that they have been properly chilled
it is time to make some candy bacon. If
you’re gonna use store-bought bacon I
recommend center-cut it will give you
the most amount of meat and it’s perfect
for this application. Keep in mind that
you want it thick. Too thin is not gonna
give you a good end product. And the
first thing to do is to put them on
bamboo skewer. It is pretty
straightforward the only thing you gotta
remember is to stick it right in the
center. To make a candy mix is pretty
easy, throw in one and a half cups of
brown sugar and one tablespoon of
cinnamon then mix it well and your candy
mix is done.
And that is as easy as it gets. It is
important for me to tell you that this
is a very sticky business. As you can see
my tray here has a double layer of
aluminium foil and on top of that some
parchment paper. This will save you hours
of cleanup. I would say it is not an
option it is a requirement. When laying
them down next to each other make sure
they don’t touch because if they do
they’ll stick to each other and they’ll
never come off. Trust me I’ve learned
that the hard way. The strips however if
you’re not laying them one on top of the
other it’s okay to touch. Always try not
to overcrowd it, it is best to use an
additional pan. The next step is to put
the candy mix right on top. You want that
sugar to slowly melt, and as it does just
add more. For me the perfect amount is
five times, that will give you a nice
glossy caramel finish.
I’m also going to be dipping some of them in chocolate.
In order to do that you have to temper it
and the best method to use is sous vide this
will ensure you perfection every time.
After throwing them in the bag all there’s
left to do is vacuum seal them. The next
step is to throw them in the bag and get
them ready for the water bath. I set my
sous vide machine to 122 degrees
Fahrenheit. It will melt the chocolate
almost instantaneously. After five
minutes I threw in some ice and brought
the temperature down to 82 degrees. You
want to hold the temperature there for
five minutes then bring it right back up
to 90 degrees. That will give you a
perfect working temperature for
chocolate. And just because we’re going
all out I’m also going to be doing a
bacon donut burger that should be
kryptonite for my nephew Angel. But now
that we have everything ready I am going
to be cooking everything at 275 degrees
Fahrenheit in indirect heat.
Once I’ve reached the color that I’m looking for
I’ll be taking it out and finishing it
out. But now I say it is enough talking and
it is time to make some amazing candy bacon.
So let’s do it!
Alright everybody we have our beautiful…
What do you think Angel? I’ve never seen
anybody cut a donut in half like that. Alright
what’s your favorite thing though. What
do you mean? What’s your favorite thing
to eat? Steak! Right that’s right. I mean
like dessert wise after. Doughnuts.
Exactly so I’m thinking of you and then
what’s your favorite thing to eat out of
pork. Bacon. Well there you go.
Bacon and doughnuts. I have no idea if
it’s gonna be good if it’s gonna be
terrible, hey but I know he likes
doughnuts I like anybody likes Donuts don’t they?
I think you might be fair to say
that after today’s video we might be a
sugar high, yeah? Yeah I think so.
Alright enough talking they want to see
us try. Yeah I’ll go for the candy bacon.
I’m excited to find out you ready for it?
Let’s go for it. Cheers buddy. Cheers!
That is the sweetest bacon I’ve ever
had in my life.
That’s so good. Is the most unhealthy
thing in the world? It is! Ok yea I agree.
That’s why it’s so good!
I’ve never had bacon that tastes like it’s candy.
Never mmm I can eat the whole thing.
I want to but I know I shouldn’t. So I’m like
like super conflicted right now.
Let’s try the thicker one and we’re gonna let
you know. This is how they sell it in
Disney World if you’ve never been there
this is exactly how they sell it Angel.
The bottom part where the sugar was
laying and was cooking is a little bit
darker and then the other side is a
little bit more lighter and we’re gonna
find out if it’s a good and nice
combination. I know it looks burned but
it is not burnt. Cheers everybody. Cheers.
Not overly sweet.
Salty, smoky, this is the way to go.
This is bacon. That one didn’t
taste so much like bacon that one tasted
really, really sweet. Yeah this one you’re
like oh yeah that’s bacon. Mm-hmm.
It was awesome I like this one more. I like this
one ten times more, ten times more. This
one here as you guys saw it 100%
homemade bacon everybody this one here is not.
Are you ready for the donuts Oh
shall we go for the chocolate? Let’s go
for the the chocolate let’s go for the
chocolate all right sounds good I think
I don’t know Hershey chocolates with
candy bacon this is just…This is that bacon?
like this? Yes. With chocolate on it? Correct. It might be a heart attack on a stick right here.
That’s a goo, that’s a good name for it. Yeah. Heart attack stick. Heart attack on a stick.
Cheers everybody we’ll let you know.
Oh I like that! What happen Angel, you
I don’t know how you like it, but I like that.
Time out. Time out?
What happened Angel?
You do you needed some napkins?
It’s a little messy? A little!
Okay I know sounds weird
because it’s chocolate bacon and candy
baked on top this is it’s perfect for a
gift. As long as it doesn’t melt in your
car, yeah. Yes be careful because it might
melt. I feel the sugar. You feel sugar
coming inside of you?
I feel the sugar running through my
veins like huh. The last one it’s messy
it’s a donut and it’s all nice and
sticky I am curious to find out how it’s
gonna taste. Cheers buddy this is the
real heart attack right here. If you don’t
see me on the next video this is why.
I’ll be in the hospital.
Sugar high. Alright everybody cheers!
That’s, that’s amazing.
Guga’s candy shop is a sucess! Oh my God.
It’s extremely sweet.
it’s so good!
it is delicious. Oh boy you know this is
that type of food that I feel guilty
eating too much. You know I mean? It’s
like you should not eat too much of this.
After all that? Which one is your
favorite? Pick one. The donut. The donut.
The donut. Angel picks the donut I will
pick the chocolate everybody the
chocolate and bacon is absolutely
amazing. You really liked that one huh? I like
that one. This one is very good too if
you don’t like it too sweet this one
here the regular one beats this one for
sure. That is the most balanced one. Yeah.
This one. Not too sweet, it has smokiness,
saltiness. The candied bacon itself is
extremely, extremely sweet. Yeah and I’m
talking about this one here everybody.
You almost done with the donut. I guess
you really like the donut.
Anyway guys these are the results and
it’s super fun to make it for the family.
It’s easy to make, it’s not a big deal
and you can get a big
impact, and I hope you guys give this for
the holidays or any time of the year
it’s perfect. Agree? I think it’s an
awesome centerpiece that’s something
that people don’t expect at a party. Nope
you put this on a table and you just
tell me wait try it if you want. Exactly
and it’s like intriguing. Exactly I agree
with you. And also if you don’t have a
grill at home you can make it on the
oven on everybody,
it’s just as good. But I like that little
smoky flavor from the charcoal and you
can feel it you could feel it that it
was some charcoal in there anyway guys
these. Anyway guys these are the results I hope you
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