Recipe: Pork and Beans (Baked)

Take two quarts of white beans, pick them over the night before, put to soak in cold water; in the morning put them in fresh water and let them scald, then turn off the water and put on more, hot; put to cook with them a piece of salt PORK, gashed, as much as would make five or six slices; boil slowly till soft (not mashed), then add a tablespoonful of molasses, half a teaspoonful of soda, stir in well, put in a deep pan, and bake one hour and a half. If you do not like to use PORK, salt the beans when boiling, and add a lump of butter when preparing them for the oven.

Directions The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)