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Bread

(Prepared with compressed yeast)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk or water (scalded)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lard or butter
  • 1/4 cake compressed yeast (1 cake if set in morning)
  • 1/4 cup water (lukewarm)
  • flour, white or whole wheat

Instructions

Put the hot water or milk, salt, sugar, and fat in a bowl; when lukewarm, and the yeast softened in the lukewarm water, then the flour gradually and, when stiff enough to handle, turn the dough out on a floured board and knead until soft and elastic (20 minutes). Return the dough to the bowl, moisten, cover, and let it rise in a warm place until double in bulk; then knead slightly, divide into loaves or shape into rolls, cover, and let rise in the pan in which they are to be baked until double in bulk, and bake from 50 to 60 minutes. (Makes 2 loaves.)

(Time required for making bread, if one cake of compressed yeast is used, 6 hours.)

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Source

Household Science in Rural Schools (1918).


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