Imagine going to your friend’s house for dinner when all of a sudden your friend brings out freshly toasted bread and says: “Here, dip this bread into the candle and eat it. The candle is made of duck fat.”. That would blow your mind, right?! Well, here is the step by step on how to make your own duck fat candles.
- Duck fat (8 ounces)
- 1 Rosemary sprig
- 1 Thyme sprig
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 4 ounce mason jars
- 2 candle wicks
- Cooking twine
Remove the leaves from the stem of the thyme and rosemary sprigs and place them in a small bowl.
Use the cooking twine and the lid from the mason jar to wrap and hold the candle wick in place, in the center of the mason jar. (see the first image below)
Note: Do not use any glue at the bottom of wick if you are planning on consuming the fat in any way – dipping bread for example.
Once the wick is in place, distribute the garlic cloves (peeled) and the thyme and rosemary leaves between the 2 mason jars.
Melt the duck fat
If your duck fat is not already in liquid form, make sure it is in a glass container and place it in a pot with some water. Bring the water to a simmer and let the fat slowly melt. Once the fat has completely melted – it is all liquid – remove it from the pot and carefully pour it into the mason jars. Try to distribute the fat evenly among both mason jars.
Wait for the fat to cool down and then put it in the fridge. When the fat turns solid it is ready for use – this can take several hours.
When using the candle place it in the center of the dinner table, light it up, and half way through dinner surprise your guests with fresh bread to dip into what they thought was a regular candle.