Wonder Boi Writes

Perfect Pairing: The Wake ‘N Bake

Hey friends,

First order of business, I have some books to give away.  I had such a great response to my National Grilled Cheese Day poll that I decided I couldn’t pick just one winner. I’ll have to pick two! After throwing the names of everyone who commented into a hat, my lovely wife Susie picked Elena and JJ Crab to win advanced review copies of Perfect Pairing!  Elena and JJ, you can email your address to Rachel_Spangler@yahoo.com, and I’ll get those mailed out by the end of the week.

But for those of you who didn’t win, I have another little gift for you in the form of a recipe and cooking video. Below you will find everything you need to learn how to make the very first sandwich from Perfect Pairing. It’s called the Wake ‘N Bake!

Here’s the full recipe:
8 Slices Thick cut bacon
1/4 cup coffee grounds
2 Tablespoons molasses or maple syrup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Pinch Cayenne
1 Tablespoon water

Slices sourdough bread
American Cheese

Layer the bacon so that each piece overlaps about half of the one above it, fat side up.  Mix coffee grounds, syrup, brown sugar, cayenne and water until it makes a paste.  Spread over bacon, cover and let stand two hours to overnight.

Heat griddle to approx 350. Pat excess grounds from bacon. Fry until crisp, cooking non-marinaded side first. (The side with the sugar on it will burn quickly, so don’t leave it down for long.)  Remove from griddle and cook egg over-easy to over-medium in the bacon grease.  Butter both sides of the bread.

Remove the egg, and toast one side of the bread. Flip the bread, then add egg, cheese, and bacon, then top with the other piece of bread, toasted side in.  Cook another minute or two on each side until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

Slice and serve hot in order to get all the best that breakfast has to offer.  Enjoy!


April 20, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Well, now I’m hungry :).

    Comment by Ann | April 20, 2016 | Reply

  2. Yum! I’ve just ordered Perfect Pairing, and I’m looking forward to trying out all of the grilled cheese recipes as I read the book. They all look delicious.

    Comment by Jennifer | July 30, 2016 | Reply

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