Bread Salt Rising Bread by Angel

Posted by: Angel 06-24-99 4:36 PM

Salt Rising Bread

3 medium Sized potatoes
1 tsp Sugar
4 c Boiling water
3 tbsp Cornmeal
1 tsp Salt

Dough:

2 c Lukewarm milk
1/8 tsp Baking soda
1 c Water
2 tbsp Melted shortening
1/8 tsp Salt
Flour

PREPARE STARTER:
Pare and slice potatoes. Add cornmeal, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and boiling water.

Wrap bowl in a heavy cloth. Cover and allow to stand in a warm place overnight.

In morning remove potatoes. Add milk, water, baking soda, salt, and shortening.

Add sufficient flour to make a dough just stiff enough to knead.

Knead until smooth and elastic. Form into loaves. Place in well-oiled pans.

Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

Bake in moderate oven (400 F) about 45 minutes.

Yield: 3 loaves.

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