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                         BOSTON BAKED BEANS (WHITE)
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Navy beans, pea beans or
                         -other small dried white
      1/2   lb           Salt pork
    1       md           Onion, cut in 1/2 dice
    4                    Garlic cloves, fine chopped
    1       c            Tomato puree
    1       t            Salt
    2       ts           Freshly ground black pepper
      1/4   c            Dried mustard
      1/3   c            Maple syrup
      1/3   c            Molasses
    2                    Bay leaves
    3       tb           Cider vinegar
   This recipe, adapted from “Jasper White’s Cooking From
   New England” (Harper & Row; 1989), may well be the
   ultimate American baked bean, just sweet enough from
   molasses and maple sugar.
   Pick through beans and discard off-colored or broken
   ones. Rinse and drain beans.
   Remove rind from half of salt pork. Cut into 1/2
   squares. Cut other half into 3/4- to 1 thick strips
   to equal 4 or 5 strips, with rind attached. Set aside.
   Line bottom of earthenware crock or bean pot with 1/2
   squares of salt pork and onion. Place beans on top.
   Bring 1 quart water to boil in saucepan. Add garlic,
   tomato puree, salt, pepper, mustard, maple sugar,
   molasses, bay leaves and vinegar. Simmer 1 minute. Mix
   well and pour over beans.
   Score strips of salt pork crosswise, about every inch,
   without cutting through. This prevents strips from
   curling while cooking. Place strips on top of beans
   and liquid. Cover pot and bake at 250'F. 5 hours,
   checking occasionally (first at 2 hours, then every
   hour), to be sure liquid is just barely covering
   beans. Add more water as needed.
   After 5 hours, remove cover of bean pot and cook 1
   hour more. Remove strips of salt pork and stir pot
   before serving. Makes 6-8 servings.
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