Monday, 9 September 2013
Baked beans from scratch!
So, with the slow cooker beans I cooked the other day, I made some baked beans. I used this recipe, except that I obviously didn't cook the beans the same night. I just threw 3 cups of cooked beans into the sauce at the stage that tells you to combine the beans and sauce. I used sriracha for the hot sauce because it's the only hot sauce I trust.
I was looking for a recipe that emulated Heinz Beanz, but these tasted like reduced sugar Heinz Beanz with hot sauce. Honestly, I questioned the hot sauce, but I thought this was supposed to be an authentic recipe, so I went with it. That said, I'd definitely make these again, just with a few changes.
*This is actually kinda funny because I was just saying in a PPK thread about ex-pats that I didn't find the transition from US to UK that difficult because there are so many similarities.
**My understanding is that a full Scottish (breakfast) differs from a full English in that it contains tattie scones and haggis and/or black pudding. I could be wrong, and I'm too lazy to GTS***, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
***OK, so I did a bit of Googling and learned something pretty interesting. Baked beans are native to North America, so they were originally sold in the UK at Fortnum & Mason as a high-end, exotic import for crazy money. And now they're cheap as chips and are a staple in the diet of nearly every person in the UK.