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War Bread


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons fat
  • 6 cups rye flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cake yeast


To the boiling water, add the sugar, fat and salt. When lukewarm, add the yeast which has been dissolved in the lukewarm water. Add the rye and whole wheat flour. Cover and let rise until twice its bulk, shape into loaves; let rise until double and bake about 40 minutes, in a moderately hot oven.


Foods That Will Win the War and How to Cook Them (1918).


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