I'm so excited! I was beginning to think that I was the only person who could not cook dried beans. I have tried many recipes
Well, at least it's not just me.
AND THEN I also found the cure... a
The first time, I put only a pinch of soda in the bottom of my crockpot and cooked it on low for 11 hours. The bottom beans were sort of done. The top beans were not.
Second time, I put a heaping tablespoon of soda in the soaking water and stirred to distribute the soda evenly. After soaking, I drained the beans and added another heaping tablespoon for the whole crockpot of dried beans. Stirred again and then cooked it 11 hours on low and they were WAY overdone. Yea! Baking soda works!
As a side, a friend told me that she lets her beans soak 24 hours and it has eliminated any