Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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  • 600 ml/ 1 pt full-fat milk
  • 6 g/ ¼


Bring the milk almost to the boil, remove from the heat and leave to cool to the point where you put a finger in and it feels warm. Too hot and it will kill the yeast.

Transfer to a bowl or jar and stir in the yeast and sugar. Wrap the jar in a washed J-cloth (keep washing until it is ‘fragrance’-free) and leave at room temperature for 3 days, by which time the fermentation will have so