Time: 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

  1. 4 lbs. of flour
  2. 2 lbs. of Indian-corn flour
  3. 2 tablespoonfuls of yeast
  4. 1/4 oz. of salt
  5. 3 pints of warm water
  • Mix the two flours well together, with the salt; make a hole in the centre
  • Stir the yeast up well with 1/2 pint of the warm water
  • Put this into the middle of the flour, and mix enough of it with the yeast to make a thin batter
  • Throw a little flour over the surface of this batter, cover the whole with a thick cloth, and set it to rise in a warm place
  • When the batter has nicely risen, work the whole to a nice smooth dough, adding the water as required
  • Knead it well, and mould the dough into loaves
  • Let them rise for nearly 1/2 hour, then put them into a well-heated oven
  • If made into 2 loaves, they will require from 1-1/2 to 2 hours baking

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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