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  Chefs cook up best recipe for baked beans
Updated 04 July 2002, 11.30
Baked beans were first made in Britain in 1928
Baked beans on toast are eaten by millions of us every year but now the perfect recipe for cooking them has been created.

  Click here to see pix of how to make the perfect baked beans on toast

The recipe, produced by two chefs at Heinz, specifies every ingredient right down to the temperature of the beans when cooked!

The pair say the key to the formula is white bread, cut to a thickness of 1.56cm, and toasted under a grill oven.

It's best to use white bread for the perfect baked beans on toast

Unsalted butter

Also vital is unsalted butter, chilled to exactly 16.8C, topped with baked beans which have been cooked to a temperature of 64C.

Baked beans were first created by Henry J Heinz in the USA in 1895.

The first cans of beans were made in Britain in 1928, and now 1.2m cans are eaten every year.

Heinz say the original recipe for their baked beans is known by only four people in the world.

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