Black bacon experiment

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British Red

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Its quite similar in its a dry firm cure, It'll be sliced on Sunday, still in the smoker right now ;)
 

Janne

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It looks cooked enough to slice thinly, place on some Polish style Rye bread, a thin smear of a Moutarde Ancienne, topped with shaved onion...
Aaahhh....... a dream!
:)

(I have not had my breakfast yet! )
 
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British Red

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Fiona really enjoyed it. She found the black colour a bit off-putting but said the flavour is actually subtle, neither salty, over sweet or too smoky. She gas asked me to cure like that again
 
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Janne

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To please her, could you use light (Golden) syrup instead?

Do you think it would change the taste a lot?

I am sure you know that treacle/molasses was the cheapest sugar preparation in the past, hence so many ‘peasant’ recipes contain it.
 
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British Red

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To please her, could you use light (Golden) syrup instead?

Do you think it would change the taste a lot?

I am sure you know that treacle/molasses was the cheapest sugar preparation in the past, hence so many ‘peasant’ recipes contain it.
Its an interesting thought. I've done a batch of maple syrup cured which is nice. I'm wondering about honey cured!
 

Janne

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Well, I think you are going back in history. Honey was basically the only sweetener ( sugar from the Indian sub continent was incredibly expensive) available so it must have been used to help preserve pork.

I am sure it would be delicious!
 
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British Red

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I haven't, I don't normally buy honey (we kept bees for a long time, had to stop because Fiona developed sting allergy, still have many beekeeper friends). I would like to try true native black bee honey though.
 
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Many honey brands across North America have been diluted with cheap sugar syrup.
I won't buy any store honey. Instead, I've sourced a few hobby producers here in the valley.
I've come to trust that they know the fate of fakes. I like clover or fireweed wild honey.
 
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