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Time: 1 hour

Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. of flour
  2. 1 teaspoonful of tartaric acid
  3. 1 teaspoonful of salt
  4. 1 teaspoonful of carbonate of soda
  5. 2 breakfast-cupfuls of cold milk
Directions
  1. Let the tartaric acid and salt be reduced to the finest possible powder
  2. Then mix them well with the flour
  3. Dissolve the soda in the milk
  4. Pour it several times from one basin to another, before adding it to the flour
  5. Work the whole quickly into a light dough
  6. Divide it into 2 loaves
  7. Put them into a well-heated oven immediately, and bake for an hour

Sour milk or buttermilk may be used, but then a little less acid will be needed.

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

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