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Baked Beans

4 c Dried Beans -- (see note)
2 c Sugar Or Dark Maple Syrup (last sap run)
1 tb Dry Mustard
2 tb Molasses
1/2 lb Salt Pork
1 sm Onion (Size Of An Egg) peeled
Boiling Water


NOTE: Use red kidney, yellow eye, or whatever you have for beans.


Pick over the beans and soak overnight, coverd by 2 inches of water.


Next day, drain the beans, cover with fresh water and parboil then for 1 hour, or until skins split when you blow on a few beans. Preheat the oven to 300 F.


Place beans in a 4-qt bean pot. Stir in sugar, mustard and molasses, and bury the salt pork and onion in the beans. Cover with boiling water by 2 inches. Bake, covered, for 9 to 10 hours, topping up the pot with a little boiling water as needed.



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