Dissolve the butter in the milk, which have blood warm.
Beat the white of the egg to a stiff froth.
Dissolve the yeast in three tablespoonfuls of cold water.
Add all the other ingredients to the flour, and knead well.
Let the dough rise over night, and in the morning make into balls about the size of a large English walnut. Roll each of these balls into a stick about a foot long. Use the moulding board.
Place the sticks about two inches apart in long pans. Let them rise half an hour in a cool place, and bake twenty-five minutes in a very moderate oven.
Sticks should be quite dry and crisp. They cannot be if baked rapidly.