Y: Yeast like Grandmother Made

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Y: Yeast like Grandmother Made

From an old newspaper article, undated.

baking breadTake three-teaspoonfuls of flour, three of sugar, half a tablespoonful salt. Put all together into a pan, boil four good sized potatoes in a quart of water and when tender pour the water from potatoes into a jar. Mash potatoes fine and add to the rest. Boil a handful of hops in a quart of water, strain the water into the mixture, stir it briskly five minutes. When lukewarm add one cup of good yeast; let it rise and stir down several times. Next day put it into a fruit can or jug. Cork tightly and keep in a cool place ready for use. One cup of this is sufficient for four loaves of bread.

And on that thought I leave you. I’m off to pull out the bread machine and open that handy jar of ready to go yeast sitting in the refrigerator.

I love the ‘good ole days’. But I also love the time saving conveniences of living in our modern world.

vintage kitchen

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6 thoughts on “Y: Yeast like Grandmother Made

    • Hi! Thanks for stopping. I used to order dried hops from San Francisco Herb Company. Their prices are reasonable and the minimum order is also smaller than some other herb companies.

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