There is a new food craze in English markets, and they’re called “heavy fired buns.
Funny, that was my nickname in high school.
Anyway, the buns are burned and charred in the market, and apparently, English customers cannot get enough of them.
The “heavy fired” roll has apparently been a staple of Scottish bakeries for several decades. They are supposed to have an overcooked, black crust and be airy and slightly chewy inside, and while some people describe them as addictive, delicious, or spot-on, their charred interior puts a lot of people off. A heated debate between the two camps recently went viral on social media, after photos of some heavy-fired buns sold at a market in Manchester started doing the rounds online.
However, some people either couldn’t imagine putting a charred bread bun anywhere near their mouth or warned about the danger of eating burnt food in general, due to it reportedly being carcinogenic.
Eh, all the carbon is probably good for ya… or it’ll kill ya.
8 thoughts on “People Say British Food Is Bad?”
I had a regular customer at the pancake house (the Embers in Minneapolis in “Fargo”) that ordered Burnt Whole Wheat Toast and Coffee every morning. It had to be burnt.
RD – I like my toast cooked well, but not burnt. Too nasty.
I’ve had those.
I was pretty broke and didn’t have enough $ to waste food I’d burned. I did scrape as much off the top as I could.
In the Brit’s defense, burning their food probably won’t make it taste any worse.
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Heh, absolutely correct. When Mrs. Earp makes Texas Toast I always get the occasional burned one because the kids won’t eat it.
Yuk! The only thing that tastes good burnt are large marshmallows.
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Well they did have twice-baked bread for Wellington’s Army so this is just the next step. And Melp you forgot about Burnt Ends in BBQ
MelP – And possibly fried scorpions, according to Survivorman.
Gary – Also good!
I’m supposed to be surprised that people who will (willingly) eat rice packed into a sheep’s stomach lining are eating burnt bread.
The British had better not lean too far into cultural appropriation of food being a bad thing, or they’ll starve to death.