Great Northern Beans
The Great Northern Bean is a large white bean with a mild flavor and a slightly grainy texture.
Sort carefully and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender. This bean produces foam when boiling, so skim the water regularly.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Great northern beans.
These traditional Boston baked beans are flavored with three sweeteners: maple syrup, brown sugar and molasses. This dish can be prepared in advance and reheated, but the beans will thicken with time. Add a little water to the casserole dish while reheating.