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The End Slice
« on: May 19, 2020, 02:31:01 AM »
It goes by many names; knob, knobby, butt, crust, end-bit, but one thing I think we can all agree on, it's shit.

Why does it exist?
Does anyone here enjoy eating it?
Would anyone buy a loaf of bread with just open slices?

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 02:32:46 AM »
It goes by many names; knob, knobby, butt, crust, end-bit, but one thing I think we can all agree on, it's shit.

No.

Does anyone here enjoy eating it?

Yes.

Would anyone buy a loaf of bread with just open slices?

No.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 02:33:32 AM »
I wasn't imagining bread until the last line of your post.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 02:35:35 AM »
I wasn't imagining bread until the last line of your post.

Same. To begin with it put me in mind of the kittens/waspy Wimblewrong round.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 03:09:29 AM »
"Too bready" is a culinary crime that can never be understated.
I just wait until my dad comes over. It's not a self sacrificial burnt toast Terri Hatcher mum-guilt thing, that's not his style. He's all over the ends. He'd prefer it if loafs were all ends.
I just can't imagine how much filling you'd have to use to balance the ratio when there are two ends involved.
I just leave him to it, but it never looks close to nearly enough in my eyes.
Maybe if you were having ham and beetroot (try it!), loads of beetroot, something really strong like that would help.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 03:29:56 AM »
If the bread is crusty, the ends are wonderful bonus crust.  If the bread isn't crusty, the ends are bread.  Essentially, get over it.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 03:51:59 AM »
Evening OP. Maybe you would prefer BIMBO bread which comes without any crusts whatsoever and has been available in the UK since 2017. Like all of these things, it rates itself 'A' for calcium.



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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 04:04:49 AM »
If the bread is crusty, the ends are wonderful bonus crust.  If the bread isn't crusty, the ends are bread.  Essentially, get over it.

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I put it to you that you're a breadhead, you've gone crust blind. You're in too deep.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 04:16:54 AM »
Evening OP. Maybe you would prefer BIMBO bread which comes without any crusts whatsoever and has been available in the UK since 2017. Like all of these things, it rates itself 'A' for calcium.



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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 07:39:52 AM »
Make French Toast, sorry, Eggy Bread* with it.

*Yeah, I still remember mook.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 08:28:00 AM »
end bit is great. please do us all a massive favour and grow a pair mate

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 08:35:57 AM »
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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 08:56:22 AM »
That Bimbo shit is horrible. Eat your end piece like a fucking adult.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 08:58:55 AM »
Can we please call them crusts like reasonable people? End piece indeed. That's for meat.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2020, 08:59:07 AM »
Evening OP. Maybe you would prefer BIMBO bread which comes without any crusts whatsoever and has been available in the UK since 2017. Like all of these things, it rates itself 'A' for calcium.



A few years ago - maybe about ten, since I'm old now and the years fly by - there was briefly a crustless loaf on sale that wasn't a loaf like that with the crusts cut off, but somehow baked in such a way that the crust didn't develop. Didn't last long.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2020, 09:20:37 AM »
My partner insists that it's called the heel (rather than the correct word, crust) and is disgusting. They routinely give me the old side-eye when I make the crusts into toast. Especially good for putting marmite on for some reason.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2020, 09:23:41 AM »
Crusts are fine. Good for mopping up the dregs of beans from the pan. Even if you don't eat them, they protect the rest of the slices from going stale.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2020, 09:28:33 AM »
It is called the heel of the bread. Crusts are the bit round the edges of each slice.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2020, 09:29:39 AM »
They are there to keep the rest of the bread from being exposed and going stale prematurely x which is why people who eat them before the end of the loaf should be turned into soylent green.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2020, 09:31:29 AM »
It's the arse bit. I'll eat it, I'm not particular.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2020, 09:33:03 AM »
Crusts are fine. Good for mopping up the dregs of beans from the pan. Even if you don't eat them, they protect the rest of the slices from going stale.
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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 10:09:52 AM »
Where have I made out it isn't?

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2020, 10:22:55 AM »
Can't wait for boffins to invent a French stick without all the horrid crunchy stuff round the edge. Just a big foam line for me please, boulanger.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2020, 10:35:31 AM »
Crusts make decent toast and can absorb more butter without compromising it's structure than other slices.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2020, 10:40:55 AM »
It is called the heel of the bread. Crusts are the bit round the edges of each slice.

This is correct.

And it's great. The tastiness of the heel varies depending on the brand - for example, the toasted heel of a Mother's Pride loaf is a wonderful thing.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2020, 10:47:35 AM »
If the bread is crusty, the ends are wonderful bonus crust.  If the bread isn't crusty, the ends are bread.  Essentially, get over it.

This. A fresh crusty crust, with a generous helping of butter and some tasty cheese is a treat.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2020, 11:26:33 AM »
It's not worth starting a new thread but could I see if anyone is down to chat about reaching behind the outermost slice to obtain a protected slice before replacing the outermost slice?  I think it's a more widespread practice than people let on.  I'm going to judge you, just so you know.

Slices.

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2020, 11:45:19 AM »
Yeah, I do that.

Re: The End Slice
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2020, 11:54:43 AM »
This is correct.

And it's great. The tastiness of the heel varies depending on the brand - for example, the toasted heel of a Mother's Pride loaf is a wonderful thing.

Very true. In recent years I've reverted back to the bread of my youth: Mother's Pride Plain. And the best bit is the (previously-despised) heel. (Though occasionally they go a bitt OTT on the thickness (like 3cm+)).

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Re: The End Slice
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2020, 11:57:04 AM »
Yeah, I do that.

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