A joint of unsmoked streaky bacon is the cut used here because smoked bacon can overpower the dish. For extra security, the joint is best soaked for 24 hours before cooking to ensure it is not too salty.
750g (1lb10oz) piece of rindless unsmoked streaky bacon
Put the bacon into a large saucepan and completely cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes before draining and refreshing under cold running water. Once cold, drain and cover with 1.3litres (2¼