Friday, November 28, 2008

The joys of unsmoked bacon

The bacon recipe I gave was unsmoked.  You can smoke it at an intermediate stage - but my experiments have been mixed.  (You need someone to chop down a fruit tree for you because the wood is good for smoking.  Where is George Washington when you need him!)

Anyway unsmoked bacon is not fashionable - but it makes the best baked beans.  There is a wonderful baked beans recipe in Fergus Henderson's first cook book.  Works even better when you have made the bacon.  He insists on unsmoked bacon - and having done his recipe with both smoked and unsmoked varieties he is right.


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