now i know how to run faster

15 Nov

if i follow this research, surely it will help me to run faster….

IT could be the best thing since sliced bread – a formula for the perfect toast.

Scientists yesterday revealed the mathematical precision required which shows it is best cooked for exactly 3 minutes and 36 seconds.

Their study found this amount of time created the perfect “golden-brown” colour with the “ultimate balance of external crunch and internal softness”.

The optimum thickness of the bread should be 14mm and the ideal amount of butter 0.44 grams per square inch.

The toaster dial must also be set to five out of six on a 900-watt appliance to achieve a temperature of 154C. Once the perfect slice has popped out it should be buttered immediately, sliced once diagonally, and then served on a plate warmed to 45C, to minimise condensation beneath the toast.

Study leader Dr Dom Lane, a consultant food researcher, spent a week toasting and tasting 2,000 slices to find the right cooking formula. He found if more or less than 216 seconds was taken to cook the toast, it would lose the desired 12:1 exterior to interior crispiness. 

The best bread to toast he found was a pale seeded loaf taken fresh from a fridge at 3C. And both sides had to be cooked at the same time rather than on one side to help “curtail excessive moisture loss”.

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4 Responses to “now i know how to run faster”

  1. Nobes November 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    OMG he got paid to do that…

    • jimqstc November 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      i think i need to change research designs

      • Helen November 16, 2012 at 9:03 am #

        You have way too much time on your hands!!

  2. jimqstc November 16, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    while this insight into the importance of perfect toast cannot be understated, i was not the one doing the research

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