After moving to NH, I longed for Durgin Park's Baked Beans with Codfish Cakes. The sweetness of the beans with the saltiness of the codfish cakes is to die for. This bean recipe is modification of the original recipe. These modifications give the best results in a home kitchen.
Notes: As in any very simple recipe it's the small things that make a big difference.
You will need a 3 quart covered bean pot.
1)A long soaking is imperative.
2)A bean pot is critical
3)The recipe can be halved & baked in a 2 quart bean pot but the larger quantity makes for a better baked bean, IMHO.
4)To mimic the beans baked by the colonists in beehive ovens, raise the oven temp to 425 degrees F uncover the beans & bake for about 15 min to form a slight crust at the end of the cooking time.
5)I've included the brand name of ingredients where it might be important.