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For dried beans


  • 400 g borlotti beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 100 g bacon trim
  • 6 L water


  1. Soak the borlotti beans in at least 6L of water for two days.

  2. Slowly simmer beans in the soaking liquid with the peeled carrot, onion, bacon and bay leaf until fully cooked.
  3. Cool down and store in cooking liquid (otherwise known as cuisson).