Bacon Round II

Since the first batch went off so well, it’s time to try to get the mix right…

The saltiness was a little bit much, so cut the salt content of the curing mix and to get rid of the caffeine tang, another flavour (as well as the molasses) will be added.

Luckily, a friend has requested a load for a camping holiday over the bank holiday and he suggested that he’d want to try the Marmite flavour, so poll aside, Marmite flavoured caffeinated bacon it is!

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Bacon choice…

Caffeinated Bacon, The Next Generation…

So… I’d say about a 90% success. The taste and heart palpitations are a bit of an issue, but that can be overcome.

Obviously, this is a trail and error process, but I’ve learnt some valuable lessons for batch 2. Namely, less caffeine and more flavouring. Maybe liquid smoke instead of┬ámolasses.

Maybe next time as well, I shall attempt to make streaky (read: American style) bacon as well as proper (read English style) bacon.

The aftermath of B-day (Part II)…

I am still fairly wired.

This is the GREATEST BACON EVER.

Seriously though, this could change the face of hangovers FOREVER.

The aftermath of B-day…

I can 100% confirm I have caffeine jitters. Perhaps I used too much caffeine in the mix.

3 rashers was also perhaps a bit much considering…

So, next time around, less caffeine, more flavouring and only 2 rashers might be a wise thing…

it’s B-day! (Part II)

The smell of cooking bacon is great (as if that needed saying, but hey, it’s my blog…), the bread is sliced and waiting…

I’m not going to add any sauce to the bacon, as I want to see what it tastes like ‘naked’ so to speak.

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It’s B-Day!

With slightly nervous hands, the bacon has been removed from the fridge.

The meat slicer is set to slightly thick, the grill is warming…

Let’s slice!
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