|OLD FASHIONED BAKED BEANS|
Rinse beans. In a large dutch oven combine beans and 8 cups water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat, simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Alternately, place beans in water in dutch over, cover and let soak in a cool place for 6-8 hours.|
Drain and rinse beans, return beans to dutch oven. Stir in 8 cups of fresh water, bring to boiling and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain beans reserving the liquid.
In a 2-1/2 quart casserole combine the beans, bacon, and onion. Stir in 1 cup of the reserved bean water, the molasses, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt and pepper.
Bake covered in 300 degree oven about 2-1/2 hours or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add additional reserved bean water.