winter comfort food recipes

7 Winter Comfort Food Recipes

When you have wild winter weather you need cozy winter comfort food to go with it – hearty food that sticks to your ribs and makes you feel warm all over. Here are seven of our best recipes for winter comfort food, from bread, to beans, to soaked gingerbread cake…

To help get you through the winter – and the next storm – We are sharing some of our most popular comfort food recipes.

Molasses Baked Beans with Sass

And old fashioned, New England-style baked beans recipe that we have been making for years.

Molasses Baked Beans with a touch of sass. An old fashioned New England Style recipe

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Gluten-Free Sassy Molasses Baked Beans

An old fashioned recipe for baked beans with lots of flavour and lovely texture. (Classic taste — no tomato or ketchup.) Freeze for up to three months.

  • Author: Crosby's Molasses
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 16 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Savoury Dishes

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups dried navy or pea beans
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried mustard
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 slice of bacon, chopped or 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • Boiling water

Instructions

  1. Soak 2 cups of dried navy or white beans in water overnight.
  2. The next day, drain the beans, put them in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes (or until the skins break when you blow on them).
  3. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  4. Drain the beans and put them in a large ovenproof pot or bean crock. Bury peeled onion in the middle of the beans.
  5. Mix together and pour over the beans: brown sugar, molasses, salt, dry mustard and pepper. Dab with the butter or oil, or sprinkle bacon pieces, overtop.
  6. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the beans.
  7. Cover the pot and cook for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary so the beans do not dry out. Take the lid off for the last half hour of cooking.

Notes

Add half a peeled apple to the mixture along with the onion for an added layer of flavour.

 

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Keywords: baked beans; molasses baked beans; Boston baked beans

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Comments

  • February 20, 2022
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    Barbara

    took the gingerbread to work and everyone liked it will make again

  • February 4, 2022
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    Marilene Leblanc

    I would like to do this in my slow cooker. Any advice pleas. TIA

  • January 29, 2022
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    Linda Nimigon

    I’m going to make pumpernickel bread or Russian Rye next, I do believe they contain molasses.. have you ever made either of these before?
    PS love your recipes!

  • January 28, 2022
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    Maggie

    They look amazing!

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