Preparation: 20 minutes
Bacon has achieved cult status. Not only are people cooking with bacon in innovative ways (People I follow on Twitter have made bacon and maple cupcakes, whiskey bacon jam and bacon vodka), but sites like IWOOT are flogging Christmas products GALORE from bacon lip balm, bacon soap, bacon mints, bacon toothpaste and even bacon underwear.
I'm not a faddy or gimmicky person, I'd rather cook something because the flavours genuinely work. In this case, I think bacon croutons are a good nod to the bacon trend without actually selling out!!
1) Trim the fat from your bacon and roll it up tightly.
2) Slice into 1.5cm rolls and skewer them tightly together onto a cocktail stick.
3) Bake in the oven for 18 minutes at 200 degrees until the bacon is crispy.
4) Serve hot or cold on top of your soup.