Okay, okay – hear me out. I know what you must be thinking – Bacon on a cheesecake? What the what? But just trust me, it works, especially since its beer-candied Bacon. I first got this idea for a cheesecake at my favorite place for inspiration, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats.
I always wanted to recreate it at home. Enter Jackie, who posted a chocolate stout cheesecake on her beer blog a while back. I knew it was going to be the perfect base for this monster. And, it was. I added a bit of the beer-candied Bacon to the batter, as well as to the top (along with some hot fudge sauce to make it easier to adhere). Just enough to make you think – Oh, Bacon! And the pretzel crust? Insanely good, and seemed to retain a better crunch than your standard graham cracker variety.
Happy National Chocolate Day! (With Bacon!)
Click here for this recipe: http://tideandthyme.com/bacon-stout-chocolate-cheesecake/