Authentic Boston Baked Beans

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Boston baked beans are a delicious old-fashioned New England tradition, but most store-bought baked beans today are full of all sorts of questionable ingredients. Instead of store bought beans, I wanted to find a truly authentic recipe that used only real, natural ingredients that I could make myself at home.

The recipe I found came from the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (published in 1896). This is the description of the recipe (or receipt if you want to use the period term) as printed in her book:

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Maple Sugar Snow Candy

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We finally had a half-decent snowstorm here in MA, so I decided it was time for something I’ve been waiting for months to try – making maple sugar snow candy! I know it’s technically not quite maple sugaring season yet, but I just couldn’t wait any longer.

I had tried making maple sugar snow candy once before, but my maple sugar wasn’t the right temperature so it didn’t turn out well. This time, though, I did some research to find out the correct way to boil the syrup, and I found some great information from a site called Quaker Hill Farm.

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