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Nanny



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 05 3:48 pm    Post subject: baked beans  Reply with quote    

what you buy here in the can is NOT a baked bean, that is a steamed or boiled one in a runny sauce which i quite like myself

the true baked bean is baked and if done correctly is almost solid and a really dark brown almost black in the pot. not to be hurried this one, it has taken me 2 days sometimes to get them to the right consistency consequently i hardly ever make them

it has brown sugar as well as treacle and is best eaten hot with either strips of bacon baked across it which adds a saltiness to the sweetness or with hot dogs/sausages

p.s.
can be sold on the black market as rocket fuel by unscrupulous arms dealers

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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Location: France
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 05 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Better let us know how they turned out, piccies too (if possible)


Well, here goes!

We had our first baked beans on toast this morning for a long time.

They look better than they taste - sorry no, they tasted beautiful or at least the sauce did - it was just that the beans stayed rather hard as others have mentioned. will have to experiment with the soaking technique. we enjoyed our breakfast none the less. I will try to figure out how to attach photo now.

On a sadder note our youngest cat "Junie" was hit by a car this morning and is convalescing with a broken limb so I will now have to go and sit with him (poor sole). He is in for an operation on Monday and we are all praying for him.

Simon

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a heck of a lot of beans, I notice you've got an open fire, I'd be very careful, best get some windows open...

Good luck with the operation

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
That's a heck of a lot of beans, I notice you've got an open fire, I'd be very careful, best get some windows open...

Good luck with the operation


What's wrong with an open fire?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
What's wrong with an open fire?


It's the byproducts of digesting all those beans mixed with a naked flame that worries me.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That reminds me of work where we were discussing if a guiness and sprout diet would be good for you.

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
That's a heck of a lot of beans, I notice you've got an open fire, I'd be very careful, best get some windows open...

Good luck with the operation


Yes, I tripled up on the ingredients list - well no point in doing jjust a saucepan full! We now have three large jars in stock down in the cellar

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Were the beans home grown?

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Were the beans home grown?


No. Sadly they were dried ones we bought in. We grew alot of french beans in the summer and have bags full of 'em in the freezer - not quite the same tho'. This summer we will be growing some haricots to bake. Maybe then they will not be so hard when cooked. That is what I am hoping anyhow.

Deeno



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi all

Sorry to come in late on this one and it may have bean said already. We make beans often and it's Haricot beans you want if you wish to closely copy the Supermarkup ones.

Deeno

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 05 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Deeno

Good work. Any chance of a copy of your recipe for the baked beans? We try out all sorts here and would be very interested in your approach (as I am sure alot of others on here would)

P.s. we did use haricots - but dried ones. Do you grow your own?

Simon

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