15 Puree Of Dried Beans

Mash and soak 1 qt. of dried beans in lukewarm water over night. In the

morning drain and cover with fresh cold water, boil an hour, drain

again; just cover with fresh water; add quarter of a teaspoonful of

cooking soda, 1 lb. of ham, a bay leaf, an onion and a carrot; boil

until soft. When done, take out the ham and press the vegetables,

(onion, carrot and beans) through a sieve. Return them to the kettle,

add a tablespoonful of butter and enough milk to make the required

thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Let boil once and serve.