Time: 1 hour

  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
  • Let the tartaric acid and salt be reduced to the finest possible powder
  • Then mix them well with the flour
  • Dissolve the soda in the milk
  • Pour it several times from one basin to another, before adding it to the flour
  • Work the whole quickly into a light dough
  • Divide it into 2 loaves
  • 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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