The bacon-with-everything trend shows no signs of slowing, and while some concoctions are a bit dubious (bacon cotton candy?), we can likely all agree that bacon with waffles is a classic.
Now, the culinary team at Westbank Grill at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, is serving up bacon waffles, where the batter is flavoured with bacon fat and smoky bacon bits are baked right in. The waffle is toped with Local Snake River Farms brown sugar bacon, maple butter and bourbon syrup.
“It’s another riff on the sweet-and-salty flavour combinations, like chocolate-covered pretzels, that have been driving people crazy for years,” says Sous Chef Justin Anthony, who created the dish. “The sage-infused bourbon syrup and brown sugar maple butter help top off the savory and sweet combo.”
Create your own homage to bacon with this exclusive Four Seasons recipe (below)—Bacon Waffles topped with brown sugar maple butter and bourbon syrup.
BACON WAFFLES WITH BROWN SUGAR MAPLE BUTTER AND BOURBON SYRUP
Justin Anthony, Sous Chef of Westbank Grill, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Bacon bits method:
Brown Sugar Maple Butter ingredients:
1 lb (454 g) butter
1/4 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) maple extract
1 tbsp (15 ml) Cointreau orange liqueur
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1. Whip in a mixer until combined.
Bourbon Syrup ingredients:
1 cup (250 ml) bourbon
2 cups (500 ml) pure maple syrup
1 fresh sage leaf
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
Ingredients for waffle batter:
3/4 cup (177 ml) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (125 ml) cornstarch
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1.2 ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk
1/3 cup (79 ml) warm bacon fat
1 1/2 tsp (7.4 ml) sugar
3/4 tsp (3.7 ml) vanilla extract
2 oz (57 g) bacon bits (see method above)