Prep Time

3 HOURS 10 MINS

Cook Time

35 MINS

Serves

3-4 PEOPLE


Ingredients

  • 10 scoops of Kāpiti Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 120ml Double Cream
  • 300g sugar
  • 240ml maple syrup
  • 120ml water
  • 300g unsalted butter
  • 100g mixed nuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Method

  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Fry the bacon in a frying pan, until very crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, drain on paper towels and dice in to small cubes. 
  • Remove the frying pan from the heat, add the cream and let it stand for 30 mins.
  • In a separate pan heat 100g of sugar until it melts and becomes a dark amber colour, then add 70g of butter and the bacon infused cream and stir until the butter has melted.
  • Stir quickly until smooth and pour into a jar. The caramel sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • In a large saucepan combine the rest of the sugar, maple syrup and water. 
  • Heat until sugar is dissolved, then add the rest of the butter. Using a sugar thermometer, continue to heat until the mixture reaches 280°f then add vanilla, salt, bacon and nuts.
  • Remove from heat and gradually add baking soda. This will cause the mixture to foam. Quickly and carefully pour mixture onto baking tray and let it cool.
  • When ready to serve, crack the brittle and dress with generous scoops of Kāpiti Vanilla Ice Cream with the brittle and caramel sauce.

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