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Loaf Bread


  • 1 pound of flour
  • 3 teaspoonfuls of baking powder
  • 1 saltspoonful of salt
  • 1 teaspoonful of fine sugar
  • sweet milk


Sift together two or three times the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; mix with enough cold sweet milk to make the dough of the consistency of biscuit; or, if you have no milk, use cold water. Work the dough only long enough to incorporate the flour well with the milk or water; put it into a baking-pan buttered and slightly warmed, and set it immediately into a hot oven; after about five minutes cover it with paper so that the crust may not form so quickly as to prevent rising; bake about three-quarters of an hour. This bread is sweet and wholesome, and may be eaten by some persons whose digestion is imperfect, with greater safety than yeast-fermented bread.


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The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery (1877).

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