Today I came across some articles about soaking beans, or actually, about NOT soaking your beans. Apparently you don’t have to. I’ll let you make up your own mind, but personally I always forget to put beans to soak the day before I need them, so this is a brilliant discovery for me! 😀
Here Kenji compares soaked an unsoaked black beans in terms of cooking time, colour, flavour, texture and more! Spoiler: The overall winner si un-soked beans. https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/09/soaking-black-beans-faq.html
And on this forum, Fat Guy talks about his experiene with the topic. He puts the beans in the oven! https://forums.egullet.org/topic/99104-no-soak-beans-in-the-oven-in-90-minutes/
Good to know, right?