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    The Perfect Bacon Butty

    Scientists' 'perfect' bacon butty

    Experts spent 1,000 hours testing different bacon variations

    Scientists have created a mathematical formula of how to make the perfect bacon butty.
    Experts at Leeds University discovered the secret to the ideal sandwich lay in how crispy and crunchy rashers were.
    They found that two or three back bacon rashers should be cooked under a preheated oven grill for seven minutes at about 240C (475F).
    The bacon should then be placed between two slices of farmhouse bread, 1cm to 2cm thick.
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    Four researchers at the Department of Food Science spent more than 1,000 hours testing 700 variations on the traditional bacon sandwich.
    They tried different types and cuts of bacon, cooking techniques, types of oil and a range of cooking times at different temperatures.
    A shortlist was then tested with computers to measure the texture of each sandwich.
    Fifty volunteers also judged each sandwich according to its taste, texture and flavour.
    'Turn-off'
    Dr Graham Clayton, who led the research, said: "We often think it's the taste and smell of bacon that consumers find most attractive.
    "But our research proves that texture and the crunching sound is just - if not more - important. "While there was much debate within our taste panels on the smoked or unsmoked decision, everyone agreed that tough or chewy bacon is a turn-off." The formula is: N = C + {fb (cm) . fb (tc)} + fb (Ts) + fc . ta, where N=force in Newtons required to break the cooked bacon, fb=function of the bacon type, fc=function of the condiment/filling effect, Ts=serving temperature, tc=cooking time, ta=time or duration of application of condiment/filling, cm=cooking method, C=Newtons required to break uncooked bacon.


    BBC NEWS | UK | England | West Yorkshire | Scientists' 'perfect' bacon butty
    You, sir, are a God among men....
    Short Men, who aren't terribly bright....
    More like dwarves with learning disabilities....
    You are a God among Dwarves With Learning Disabilities.

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    This certainly backs up CMN assertion that an English education is the best!

    This is obviously a world record attempt at spending hours of research time on a bacon samich.

    Jolly good fellas.

    E. G.

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    I love reading things like this. It is amazing to see these articles, at times, right next to major issues in the world today. I mean, as an example, I am sure this was issued in a major newspaper somewhere right next to a study of how other scientists are trying to slow down global climate change, eradicate AIDS, Malaria, the like. Just out of curiousity, I know we live in a weird world, but who the hell funded this project? Not that bacon costs a lot but still I am sure that tons of money was needed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gibbon
    This certainly backs up CMN assertion that an English education is the best!
    Funny though that they need a university study to come to the same result as what their mothers could have taught them.

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    I suspect those scientists are quite a bit fatter than before the trials started I really fancy a bacon sandwich right now.....

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    i just made a bacon sandwich this morning for my breakfast and it was good

    First off fry up the bacon until its cooked the way you look at it, take the bacon off the pan and butter two slices of white bread put a little butter in the the frying pan with the bacon fat, put the bacon on the bread (2 slices on each piece) then put some cheese on top of the bacon, i used chedder but brie is nice too close the sandwich up and put on the pan till it browns on each side. that is the worlds best bacon sandwich those geeks in the university don't know shit.............

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    That Bacon Butty looks mighty good.


    Cheers.

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    ^pommys also eat fried mars bar buttys, and chip buttys milky....

    They drink water with poo mixed in it too..
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    ^ less english...thought it was a scottish thing...know that all the local fish and chips shops 'round here sell basically anything that can be dipped in oil! (even heard things such as pizzas...) neither have tried it nor will try it!

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    I enjoy fried seafood ..if it's done right *thinks tempura*. but i'm quite sure a fried mars bar or pizza would make me puke.
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    Deep fried pizza is grim.

    Folded over dipped in batter and fried.

    Fucking heart stops working after the first bite. Gallbladder packs up and liver gains so much fat instantly that you turn to a block of solidified lard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    That Bacon Butty looks mighty good.


    Cheers.
    It sure does doesn't it! Makes my mouth water!

    The fact that it offends some jews and muslims makes it doubly good!

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