Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place a baking rack onto the baking sheet. Make sure the baking rack fits INTO the baking sheet. (THIS is the baking sheet I use, THIS is the baking rack I use)
Lay the slices of bacon on the rack, so that they are flat and not touching each other.
Place the baking sheet in a cold oven.
Set temperature to 350°F.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until desired crispness is reached. Different brands and cuts of bacon will take different amounts of time.
For Bacon Flavors
For The Maple Chili:
In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup and chili garlic sauce. Brush onto the bacon. Bake as normal.
For The Honey Chipotle:
In a small bowl, mix together the honey and chipotle powder. Brush onto the bacon. Bake as normal.
For The Pepper Brown Sugar:
In a small bowl, mix together the black pepper and brown sugar. Sprinkle onto the bacon, pressing it lightly so it sticks. Bake as normal.
For The Honey Sesame:
In a small bowl, mix together the honey, sesame oil and sesame seeds. Brush onto the bacon. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds if desired. Bake as normal.