Make Your Own “Bacon Roses” For Valentine’s Day! Recipes For Heart-Shaped Burgers And Love Sausages Too! A Delicious Day Of Love!

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Give The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift: Bacon Roses!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to get shopping – for bacon!

Here’s a way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day: with bacon roses! I’m not kidding: with so many people giving flowers, why not give a flower that tastes as good as it smells! And they are easy to make!

Here’s The Foolproof Recipe!

OK, making these delicious, edible roses is actually pretty easy.

You’ll need: bacon, fake flowers, a muffin tin, toothpicks and tinfoil.

unique bacon roses

1. Soak the toothpicks in water (this keeps them from charring in the oven). Grab the bacon out of the refrigerator. Line a muffin tin with foil. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees.

2. Roll the bacon to look like a rosebud, then stick two toothpicks in the bottom to hold it together.

Bacon-Roses recipe

3. Place the bacon rosebuds in the muffin spaces. The toothpicks should keep them from touching the bottom — you need that space for fat drippings.

4. Put the bacon in the oven. Cook 25-30 minutes.

bacon rose bouquet

5. Deconstruct the fake flowers. Pull the entire thing apart, get rid of the petals and put the stem back together.

bacon roses

6. Let the bacon cool, remove the toothpicks and stick the bacon bud onto the plastic stem. Voilà! Salty, crunchy flowers. And as you can see, you can also dip them in chocolate if you want to add just one more layer of wacky…

bacon roses

Now, these bacon roses will probably be eaten before the day is over, but if you are looking for another way to say “I love you” through the magic of food, then perhaps this is the way to go:

Valentine's Day Love Burger


In the mood for love? I thought so…and what better way to show it than this perfectly shaped Valentine’s Day burger, just one of many crazy things happening between buns today!


No reason to give you this recipe: you can bake your own bun, shaped as a heart, and easily make a burger the same way – or you can do what I did and head to Marks & Spencer for their subtly named “Love Sausage”:

Yes, it’s a nicely shaped sausage that says “I love you”, with what appears to be bacon wrapped around the sausage and an added bonus of two nicely baked eggs in the middle!

Well, it’s going to be a very delicious Valentine’s Day I think ! You can see more of the “love sausage” here:

The terrific “Senior Salon” is celebrating Esme Slabs’ birthday by offering up a treasure trove of great Valentin;es Day blog posts – see it here and take part!

Happy “Tasty” Valentine’s Day!

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20 replies

  1. Love these…But it’s bacon so say no more…Just to let you know I tried that cheese and tea review will be tomoz but not as bad as I thought it is very popular here by all accounts according to my grandson 🙂

  2. Love this idea and you can’t go wrong with bacon. Found you through Esme’s Senior Salon. Hope you check my site out.

  3. This is such a good idea, and so easy too, John.

  4. And there was me thinking ‘love sausages’ were a euphemism. I hate to admit it, but those bacon roses look damn good!

  5. Strange and surprisingly beautiful! One of the best ways I’ve seen you showcase bacon, John.

  6. Oh my word. I don’t think I would like to receive those – I would prefer the real thing.

  7. I am jealous I haven’t had this idea before you! This bacon roses are brilliant and hilarious at the same time!

  8. What a fun idea! I love bacon – probably more than I love flowers – maybe I’ll have a go at this sometime when I’m feeling a bit crafty – might just make the buds and forget the leaves that I can’t eat 🙂

  9. John, I ‘gave in’, and bought a Valentine’s Day meal today. 🙂
    For starters, Mozzarella and balsamic vinegar cherry tomato tarts. (Good size, substantial)
    Main course, Beef Wellngton ( very small, and individual) with red wine sauce.
    Vegetable, Two large heart-shaped potato rosti. (I will add carrots)
    Dessert, Coconut and passion fruit sundae.
    Red wine included, a bottle of Italian Pugliese.
    Cost, £20. I think that’s great value, even though I have to cook it. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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