OK so this jam is good! REALLY REALLY good and is best eaten with pretzel sticks, warm bread or simply on a spoon. I would describe it as sweet, salt, slightly spicy smoked goodness. I also want to add that the above photo and the photo's of my last few blog posts have been from my camera phone, you see, I had a bit of a accident with my good camera, its sitting in a large ziploc bag of rice and I am praying that it works again..ya ya it fell in the sink. :( So, please don't consider these photo's as fancy foodie food photos..LOL
1 lb good-quality bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee, cola or beer
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
Roughly chop the bacon and cook it in a heavy pot; transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon, draining off most of the drippings. Saute the onion and garlic cloves in the rest for 5 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden.
Return the bacon to the pan, add the brown sugar, coffee and maple syrup and cook over medium heat for half an hour, or until deep golden and thickened to the consistency of jam.
If you like, cool and pulse in the food processor for a finer texture. Serve warm or cold. Keeps in a sealed container in the fridge for a week or two, if it lasts that long.
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