For each cup of cream, add
*Both these words refer to ring-shaped breads or rolls. The lye in the recipe served as a mild leavener; it also heightened the browning during the baking process and gave a gloss to the final product. See the Glossary for more on lye.
**This perplexing maneuver results in baking the rings on the oven floor covered by the plank. Perhaps it was difficult to remove the rings from the plank without breaking them until they had finished baking. Otherwise one wonders why
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