Time: About 1-1/2 hour.
Makes seven loaves

  1. 3 lbs. of potatoes
  2. 6 pints of cold water
  3. 1/2 pint of good yeast
  4. a peck of flour
  5. 2 oz. of salt
  • Peel and boil the potatoes
  • Beat them to a cream while warm
  • Add 1 pint of cold water, strain through a colander
  • Add to it 1/2 pint of good yeast, which should have been put in water over-night, to take off its bitterness
  • Stir all well together with a wooden spoon, and pour the mixture into the centre of the flour
  • Mix it to the substance of cream, cover it over closely, and let it remain near the fire for an hour
  • Add the 5 pints of water, milk-warm, with 2 oz. of salt
  • Pour this in, and mix the whole to a nice light dough
  • Let it remain for about 2 hours
  • Make it into 7 loaves, and bake for about 1-1/2 hour in a good oven.

  • When baked, the bread should weigh nearly 20 lbs.
    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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