AN EASY WAY TO MAKE GOOD BREAD. MRS. G. E. SALMON.
FOR THREE LOAVES.–Take three medium-sized potatoes; boil, and mash
fine; add two tablespoons of flour; scald with potato water; add one
tablespoon of salt, one of lard, and two of sugar. Have one quart of
this, and when lukewarm, add one cake of yeast, dissolved. Prepare
this at noon; let stand till morning, stirring two or three times.
In the morning, have the flour warm; mix till stiff enough to knead on
the board, and knead thoroughly for half an hour; rub melted lard over
top, and set in a warm place to rise. When light, make into loaves,
handling as little as possible; rub melted lard over top, and let rise
again. Bake fifty minutes. When taken from the oven, rub the tops of
loaves over with butter. This will keep the crust soft.
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