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The XL Homemade Curing Kit For Bacon

The XL Homemade Curing Kit... Bacon
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Our handmade, professional, artisan kit allows you to cure your own bacon at home. This kit is perfect for anyone that wants to learn a new skill, loves bacon or wants to try out a new culinary experience.

The kit uses proper artisan methods of drawing the moisture out of meat by the process of osmosis. The kit allows you to cure up to 3kg of bacon and in six different cure flavours – sweet, smoky, old English, maple & chipotle, fennel & juniper, English mustard & pink peppercorn. Just add the pork!

What's the inspiration behind the Curing Kit Range?

Our range of Homemade Curing Kits were launched in 2014, with the original Bacon Curing Kit. The inspiration behind the range was that we wanted to create a kit that used a professional method of curing bacon & salmon but it was easy enough to allow everyone to give it a go.

Why cure your own bacon?

The home-curing trend has been a popular form of learning a new skill and gives you the opportunity to create proper dry-cured bacon or salmon at home. The process draws moisture out of the meat and fish which stops the watery texture you get with shop-bought bacon & salmon. The method used within this kit preserves and flavours through the combination of salts, nitrates, nitrites or sugar.

How easy is it?

The whole process for curing bacon takes 7 days where the bacon is resting in the fridge. The initial preparation only takes between 30-60 minutes. You will need 500g of pork belly for each curing mix. The instructions booklet makes the process remarkably simple and we have a dedicated FAQ’s page if you have any questions.

Contents

  • 6x curing mixes – sweet(25g), smoky(20g), old English(30g), maple & chipotle(30g), fennel & juniper(30g), English mustard & pink peppercorn(35g) 
  • 6x sealable curing bagsMuslin (enough for 6x 500g of bacon)
  • 12x plastic glovesButcher’s hook
  • Instruction’s booklet
  • Does not include pork

Shelf life: minimum one year but the cures will only lose flavour after that period, they are not dangerous to consume.

Packaging: cardboard box made from recycled materials, plastic pouches, plastic gloves, metal hook, paper sleeve & booklet. 

Ingredients

Sweet Cure (25g) – Salt, Demerara Sugar. Preservatives: sodium nitrate

Smoky Cure (20g) – Salt, sugar, Smoke flavouring. Acidity regulator: Sodium carbonate. Preservative: Sodium nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

Old English Cure (30g) – Salt, Demerara Sugar, Juniper, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Fennel, Szechuan Pepper. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

Maple & Chipotle Cure (30g) – Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavouring, Maple Sugar, Chipotle Chilli Powder, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate.

Fennel & Juniper Cure (30g) – Salt, Sugar, Fennel Seed, Fennel, Juniper. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

English Mustard & Pink Peppercorn Cure (35g) – Salt, Demerara Sugar, English Mustard, Pink peppercorns. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Contains no nuts, egg or soy

Allergens: Mustard

FAQ's 

What cut and how much pork do I need?

We recommend using pork belly from your local butcher or supermarket. You will need 500g per curing mix, so 3kg of bacon if you want to cure all six in one go. You can also use back bacon if you would prefer. We recommend curing for an extra day to ensure the flavour penetrates the meat properly.

How long does it take to cure?

The whole bacon curing process takes 7 days, but only needs 30-60 minutes of preparation time.

Can I re-use the kit?

You can reuse all of the contents in the kit, apart from the cures. Just hand wash the muslin. We also sell refill packs of the cures, which you can buy here.

Where do I hang the bacon?

You will need to find a small space in your fridge to hang the bacon. You can use any sort of part in your fridge that will allow the bacon to hang. We recommend using the back of the fridge, the side door or the shelves.

What are nitrates and are they bad for you?

They are a commonly used ingredient which are added to processed meats like bacon, ham, salami, and chorizo. They function as preservatives, helping to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria causing botulism and salmonella. Nitrates are only considered bad for you if cooked at extremely high temperatures and consumed every day.

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This product may contain artificial additives deemed necessary for the nature or safety of the produce. You can check the dietary info for more details or read our policy on additives.

Ingredients:

Sweet Cure: Salt, Demerara Sugar. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

Smoky Cure: Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavouring. Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate.

Old English Cure: Salt, Demerara Sugar, Juniper, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Fennel, Szechuan Pepper. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

Maple & Chipotle Cure: Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavouring, Maple Sugar, Chipotle Chilli Powder, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate.

Fennel & Juniper Cure: Salt, Sugar, Fennel Seed, Fennel, Juniper. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Nitrate. Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate

English Mustard & Pink Peppercorn Cure: Salt, Demerara Sugar, English Mustard, Pink peppercorns. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

Allergy Advice:
Mustard
Nutritional Info:

*Gluten-free

*Dairy-free

*Homemade, natural ingredients

This product may contain artificial additives deemed necessary for the nature or safety of the produce. You can check the dietary info for more details or read our policy on additives.

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    Gluten free
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    Made by hand
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