If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby Dingo » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:48 pm

:drool: mmmmmmm :drool: so :drool: many :drool: more :drool: bacons :drool: to :drool: try :drool:
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby NCPaul » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:26 pm

WOW
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby quietwatersfarm » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:40 pm

NCPaul wrote:WOW


...quite, but Robert is deliberately avoiding the purpose of the thread which was to get people to divulge all of their favourite recipe details! :wink: :D
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby NCPaul » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:40 pm

Just ordered two bellies. :D
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby BriCan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:45 pm

quietwatersfarm wrote:
NCPaul wrote:WOW


...quite, but Robert is deliberately avoiding the purpose of the thread which was to get people to divulge all of their favourite recipe details! :wink: :D


Nah .... Who me!! :roll:

I had already sussed it out after the first line which is why I held off and tried to give the tread a boost :lol: :lol:

That said the post I put up was to entice a reaction to also see what was out there as I told himself :mrgreen:

As for recipes ......

Yours .... and anyone else that wants them ..... UK folks I like a good beer :wink: be home next year God willing :D
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby quietwatersfarm » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:58 am

:) :)

Seriously though, sweet seems to be a theme. Mainly just wondered if there is anything unusual out there that people have got really smitten with.
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby onewheeler » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:42 am

Let me be the first to raise the possibility of Marmite-cured bacon. Not for everyone.

Someone else can try it first. :o

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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby BriCan » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:55 pm

quietwatersfarm wrote::) :)

Seriously though, sweet seems to be a theme. Mainly just wondered if there is anything unusual out there that people have got really smitten with.


I agree with the 'sweet' theme but .......... it has to be done right this I find that a lot of people/company's do very badly :( all they want to do is jump on the bandwagon and go along for the ride and of course the mullah :shock:

It has been the same out this way with the big craze of 'apple wood bacon' ... come on guys ... ow the hell do you get bacon out of apple wood ?? :shock: :roll: .. yeah yeah I know its bacon smoked with apple wood but again it done bad. The write up/description dose not lend to a "mouthwatering" appeal, you know; the "I want, I want" thing

The maple bacon thing although its the 'sweet' thing its not all about that its the combination of the "all" and not the "one" if you get my drift. There is a fine line or in this case a subtle hint of other things complex layers if you will .... dose any of this make sense or am I talking out my rear end :?

vagreys and I was talking the other night about things like this it all came about from something I saw on Facebook (to do with bacon), my idea was to do a apple pie with a caramel sauce (I do this a lot of times) and as a twist add maple bacon bits to the mix. vagreys idea was to do a pear that had been glazed with a sweet sauce with maple bacon bit incorporated .. my comment was this is too sweet it needs something to make it pop or in a sense "I want more, I want more" at the present everything is sweet (nowt rong wiv that) but if you add a twist you can and will put it over the top :wink:

My thoughts was to add a burst of lemon and in talking to vagreys I described it as a 'sweet and sour ' thing or in other words a yin and yang so we came up with a lemon sugar that could be sprinkled on so that one would/will get a sudden burst of the sour along with the sweet.

I see on Facebook that you are doing a 'Chile bacon' :?: if so your challenge is to describe it not as you did on Facebook but as a promotion thing ......

To my thinking this bacon is on the hot/spicier side .... prove me wrong ( i have some ideas on what I would do but need to know your thoughts first)

On a side note ... please any one who reads the above; this is not a put down .. far from it ... it is probably the deranged ramblings of a bacon curer that don't know his rear from a hole in he ground and I will take this time/moment to apologize to all if it has come across that way :(

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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby quietwatersfarm » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:59 pm

Couldn't agree more Robert, sweet is too much if that's all there is...

I went down a spiced and the hot route on a few to leave something lingering on the palate that wasn't just sticky sweet.

There is a warm spiced recipe I will post that has stood up well to repeated tests and a hotter chile one that some of our chef/caterer clients keep coming back for (I will post this too).

The coffee and marmalade (lazy sunday morning bacon:) ) is a trickier one to get right, but when you do...oh my!!

Ps you are spot on about well made maple, it gets right into the meat and is the one bacon that I really do prefer hot smoked (the shame of it...;) )
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby quietwatersfarm » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:09 pm

Hot Bacon (2 versions) that have gone down well.

Salt on bellies first then add everything else to slightly warmed honey (with a tablespoon of oil to keep it from being too gloopy) and rub all over.

V.1
25g All purpose curing Salt
200g Local blossom Honey
15g Crushed red chilli flakes
15g Black peppercorns (toasted and cracked)

V.2 (careful)
25g All purpose curing Salt
200g Local blossom Honey
20g Crushed dried Peperoncino Etna
15g Black peppercorns (toasted and cracked)


Cold Hickory Smoke either of them.
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby DanMcG » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:55 pm

I confess I do like a sweet and salty bacon, but your hot bacon recipes sound really good. might be the ticket to kick up a BLT.
Thanks for sharing the recipes
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby quietwatersfarm » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:03 pm

:shock: doing an apricot mutton bacon next week! :D
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby Laripu » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:13 pm

BriCan - that post was porn. :)
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Re: If you could only ever have 4 different bacons...

Postby onewheeler » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:06 pm

BriCan wrote:vagreys and I was talking the other night about things like this it all came about from something I saw on Facebook (to do with bacon), my idea was to do a apple pie with a caramel sauce (I do this a lot of times) and as a twist add maple bacon bits to the mix. vagreys idea was to do a pear that had been glazed with a sweet sauce with maple bacon bit incorporated .. my comment was this is too sweet it needs something to make it pop or in a sense "I want more, I want more" at the present everything is sweet (nowt rong wiv that) but if you add a twist you can and will put it over the top :wink:

My thoughts was to add a burst of lemon and in talking to vagreys I described it as a 'sweet and sour ' thing or in other words a yin and yang so we came up with a lemon sugar that could be sprinkled on so that one would/will get a sudden burst of the sour along with the sweet.


Recipe for apple and bacon pie (well, strudel) in the Grauniad today. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/20/nigel-slaters-pork-and-apple-recipes and scroll down a bit. I thought it sounded quite nice.

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