PSYCHE!

No, for reals, I wouldn’t do that to you.

I had no idea what to do with the 3 pints of brown sugar infused bacon fat leftover from Brunchageddon, so it’s just been sitting in my fridge taking up space while I live off ramen and mac + cheese my tab at Riffs (like ’em – sriracha chicken wings – all I’m saying), trying to find the time to make pumpkin bread, and then, inspiration struck.

Well, lack of butter struck, so I was forced to make pancakes using the only cooking fat I had in the house, and then…

BACON PUMPKIN SKILLET BREAD

I looked at my dirty pancake pan, I saw a can of pumpkin in the cabinet, and I pondered the seemingly excessive amount of fat in the fridge, and room for actual food I’d have if I made some space, and then…. then….

Out came the recipe book.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 can (15oz.) of pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable brown sugar infused bacon fat from the 6 pounds of candied bacon you fed your friends Halloween weekend.*
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose baking flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fresh grated ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

I used my skillet to melt the bacon fat, so it was hot, greased and ready to go.

In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, eggs, water, sugar, fat and grated ginger until well blended.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour batter into cast iron skillet.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Then your house smells like this:

 

This is every bit as good as it sounds. It’s incredible. It’s rare that I say “HOLY FUCK” when I eat something that I made, but that just happened and I’m home by myself in my sock monkey p.j.’s and aztek print fleece socks dropping f bombs in my kitchen trying to figure out how long I can live off this shit.

*modify as necessary 😉