Place the beans in a large pot, cover them with the 6 cups of water, and soak them overnight.
The next day, drain the beans, transfer them to a large saucepan, add 4 cups of water, and simmer them for 1 hour. Add the garlic, onions, bay leaf, salt, pepper and chicken stock. Simmer until the beans are soft. Add the bread crumbs and simmer for 5 min
24 thin (1/4-inch) crosswise slices from a baguette3 tablespoons olive oil1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
Brush the slices of baguette with olive oil (or spray them with olive oil spray). Place them on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake them for 15 minutes at 350°F. Sprinkle them with the grated Parmesan cheese, and bake for an additional