makes four servings
4 thick-cut slices of bacon
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
pinch kosher salt
3 cups whole milk
4 ounces milk chocolate chips
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
4 ounces Frangelico
4 ounces Bourbon
whipped cream and chopped toasted hazelnuts for garnish
Cook bacon in a large,
heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat until crisp and rendered.
Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour fat into a small bowl
and stir in corn starch with a fork.
In medium saucepan, stir cocoa
with sugar and salt. Stir in reserved bacon fat/corn starch mixture,
milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat over medium heat
until, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is
hot. Gently whisk to completely homogenize mixture.
Add Frangelico and bourbon. Pour
into individual serving cups. Top with whipped cream, chopped toasted
hazelnuts, and a strip of bacon. Serve immediately.
bacon recipe courtesy of: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Editor, Serious Eats, February 8, 2012