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.
And old fashioned, New England-style baked beans recipe that we have been making for years.Print
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.
- Prep Time: 12 hours
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 16 hours
- Yield: 8-10 1x
- Category: Savoury Dishes
- 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
- Soak 2 cups of dried navy or white beans in water overnight.
- 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).
- Preheat oven to 300 F.
- Drain the beans and put them in a large ovenproof pot or bean crock. Bury peeled onion in the middle of the beans.
- 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.
- Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the beans.
- 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.
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
A reader shared this recipe years ago and from time to time she’ll share a photo of a fresh batch cooling on her counter. This is a no-fail recipe that’s great for beginners.
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