Milk and Water Bread

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup scalded milk.
  • 1 cup boiling water.
  • 1 tablespoon lard.
  • 1 tablespoon butter.
  • teaspoons salt.
  • ¼ yeast cake dissolved in
  • ¼ cup lukewarm water.
  • 6 cups sifted flour.


    Prepare and bake as Water Bread. Bread may be mixed, raised, and baked in five hours, by using one yeast cake. Bread made in this way has proved most satisfactory. It is usually mixed in the morning, and the cook is able to watch the dough while rising and keep it at uniform temperature. It is often desirable to place bowl containing dough in pan of water, keeping water at uniform temperature of from 95° to 100° F.