like to spend some of my free time looking around
second hand bookshops for old or out of print
recipe books. A lot of the time you only find
the same unpopular titles but, from time to time,
you will find something special or something that
just appeals because it is unusual or novel. A
book that falls into the category of being unusual
or novel is The Heinz Book
of Baked Bean Recipes!
someone who grew up loving baked beans this really
appealed to me. Presumably as a book which was
produced to promote Heinz Beans they will not
mind me reproducing a few of the recipes for you
to enjoy - especially the kids, old and young!
small onion, finely chopped
25g / 1oz butter, or margarine
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 lambs' kidneys, skinned, halved and cored
150ml / 1/4 pint chicken stock
2 tbsps medium dry sherry
Chopped fresh rosemary, to taste
1 x 225g / 7.94oz can Heinz Baked Beans
the onion gently in the butter for 4 minutes.
the garlic and the kidneys, dusted in seasoned
flour, and fry gently, until the kidneys are
sealed on all sides.
the stock, sherry and rosemary gradually and
simmer gently for 8 minutes
in the baked beans carefully and heat through.
with hot crusty bread, or a baked jacket potato,
and a mixed salad.
takes about 20 minutes and cooking takes about
25 - 30 minutes.
skinning, halving and coring the kidneys, soak
them in water and vinegar for an hour, to soften
them and to lessen their strong flavour.
not allow the onions to brown too much, as this
will make them taste bitter.
Heinz Book of Baked Bean Recipes