Ready time: 22 minutes
1 pound (500 grams) thickly sliced bacon, separated into strips
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Lay bacon on a rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet with sides and brush with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Dust with pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until fat has rendered. Turn bacon over and brush with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup and bake another 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and slightly caramelized. Serve on top of soufflés.