Preparation / Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Drain the beans, cover with fresh water, and bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then drain again.
3. Whisk together the molasses, sugar, mustard, cayenne, Liquid Smoke and soy sauce in a bowl, then mix with the beans and add the onions, bay leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
4. Place in a bean pot or 2-quart baking dish and add water to cover the beans. Cover and bake until the beans are very soft, 7 to 8 hours. Check periodically and add more water, if needed, to keep the beans from drying out. Remove cover during the last half hour of cooking so a crust can form.