Step 1:

  • 1.Preheat oven to 200°c. Scrub potatoes with a brush. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Step 2:

  • 2.Using a fork, pierce potatoes in about 6 places. Place directly on oven rack in the centre of oven. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender when a skewer is inserted into the centre.
  • Step 3:

  • 3.Cut a deep cross in top of each potato. Using a clean tea towel to hold potato, squeeze base gently to open up top. Add your choice of topping and serve.
  • Step 4:

  • 4.Topping one: place baked beans in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over potatoes and top with cheese.
  • Step 5:

  • 5.Topping two: combine cheese, avocado and tomato in a bowl. Spoon over potatoes.
  • Step 6:

  • 6.Topping three: heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Spoon sour cream over potatoes. Sprinkle with bacon and chives
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