Today it was time to take the bacon out of the cure. All it needed was a good rinse, and then pat dry with towel. The maple syrup cured bacon then got wrapped in greaseproof paper and into the freezer. The same for one of the standard cure pieces. The other piece I soaked for a few hours (to make it a bit less salty), and then it was dried, into greaseproof paper and into the fridge. We'll be eating this piece over the next week or so.
Yep, it's that easy - why don't you try making your own bacon?
It was also time for the gammon and hock to come out of the cider cure. Don't they look YUMMY? They will soak in clean water for about 24 hours, and then it will be time for part 3.