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Bread (with a Sponge)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup yeast or 1/2 yeast cake
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint water
  • about 2 quarts flour

Instructions

Put the butter, sugar and salt in the mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup boiling water to dissolve them; then add enough lukewarm water to make a pint, 3 cups of flour, then the yeast (if the cake is used dissolve in 1/4 cup tepid water). Give it a vigorous beating, cover, and let it rise over night. In the morning add flour to make it stiff enough to knead. Knead for 1/2 hour. Cover closely, let it rise till it doubles its bulk; shape into loaves; let it rise again in the pans; bake as directed in previous recipe for Bread Made With Water.

Source

Public School Domestic Science (1898).

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