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The Perfect Bacon Butty ?
Custard Trout at 5:58PM, April 9, 2007
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Saw this on another forum, thought I'd bring it up here. 'Cos I can.

BBC News
Bacon sandwich
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 perfect 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.

Cooking times

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.

There is no mention of brown sauce or Warburtons bread, research is forfeit.

The mighty powers predict that the thread will be full of clueless Americans asking what a butty is.
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Peipei at 6:10PM, April 9, 2007
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I dont know what butty is…but this thread made me hungry :s
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Custard Trout at 7:21PM, April 9, 2007
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The mighty powers are correct a always.

'Butty' is British slang for sandwich, more common in the North.
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crazyduck at 8:08PM, April 9, 2007
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I'm a clueful American.
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fern at 8:26PM, April 9, 2007
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Custard Trout at 8:29PM, April 9, 2007
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In that case crazyduck, you are and exception. The mighty powers were not suggesting all Americans are clueless, but it's only natural that a lot of you don't know much about British culture, just as I don't really know much about yours.

But that isn't what this thread is about. It's about the bacon butty.
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roma at 8:32PM, April 9, 2007
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I am so hungry. Wow if they figured that out then there is hope for the perfect taco!
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crazyduck at 8:43PM, April 9, 2007
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Actually, I cheated.

My Dad's American, but my mum's English. :p

Anyway, I've never been too fond of bacon on bread unless its with a hamburger and cheese.
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Alexis at 9:45PM, April 9, 2007
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Back in the 1930's an and ‘40’s bacon and peanut buter sandwiches were very popular. You co uld even but a bacon flavored peanut spread.
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Eviltwinpixie at 12:43AM, April 10, 2007
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Oh god oh god oh god. :'(

They're just trying to torture me, I swear. It's 7 months since I could have good, lovely, English, unsmoked back bacon. 7 MONTHS! And I saw this article on the BBC site and now here.

And I want bacon sooooo bad. :(
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Peipei at 7:57AM, April 10, 2007
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I thought butty was like the crispiness of the bacon or something…:o silly me :x
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Aurora Moon at 10:53AM, April 10, 2007
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mmmmm, bacon…….

I totally should try using the term “butty” in an conversation and see people's reactions lol.
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carrollhach at 12:23PM, April 10, 2007
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Chris Onstad, creator of Achewood, has posted a blog based entirely on the consumption of artesian bacon.http://chrisonstad.blogspot.com/
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legendkiller13 at 4:17PM, April 10, 2007
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only 2 ways to make a bacon sammich, on breac, your choice, lil mayo, your choice, tons of bacon.

on bread, once again your choice, cheese, your choice, and tons of bacon…of course in the name of baconsake, you can throw this out the window and devour tons of bacon as you wish!!!

did anyone notice the key factor was TONS of BACON>????!!!! :)
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Custard Trout at 7:29PM, April 10, 2007
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What I'd really like to know is why the hell are they wasting time on things like this? No wonder they haven't cured cancer yet.
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legendkiller13 at 8:15PM, April 10, 2007
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What I'd really like to know is why the hell are they wasting time on things like this? No wonder they haven't cured cancer yet.
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bongotezz at 10:42AM, April 11, 2007
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Saw this on another forum, thought I'd bring it up here. 'Cos I can.

BBC News
Bacon sandwich
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 perfect 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.

Cooking times

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.

There is no mention of brown sauce or Warburtons bread, research is forfeit.

The mighty powers predict that the thread will be full of clueless Americans asking what a butty is.

british tax pounds hard at work?
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Custard Trout at 11:10AM, April 11, 2007
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british tax pounds hard at work?

I used to think that scientists were very serious people, dedicated to expanding the borders of human knowledge and inventing robots. I'm very glad I suddenly decided to take that Multimedia course instead.
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shaneronzio at 9:50AM, April 14, 2007
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reconjsh at 2:20PM, April 14, 2007
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And none of that matters when you cook it. ;)

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PhatScurl at 3:38PM, April 14, 2007
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i'm gonna go out and sound like a freak, but…i hate crispy bacon. I like my bacon soft and chewy.
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