Beans in Cheese Sauce

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Appears in
The Complete Book of Home Preserving

By Mary Norwak

Published 1978

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  • 8 oz/225 g dried beans
  • 2 celery sticks
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Use any dried beans for this dish, and soak them overnight. Drain; put into a pan with fresh water, chopped celery, onion, bay leaf and a pinch of soda. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and remove the bay leaf. Melt the butter and work in the flour. Cook for 2 minutes, then gradually stir in the milk and continue cooking and stirring until the sauce is smooth. Take off the heat an