Prune Yeast Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    standard-sized loaves .
    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

In the West, fresh plums are often called prunes because the coast developed its own hybrids of prune-plums for the purpose of drying them. The first prunes reached California’s Santa Clara Valley in 1856 from France. “They were cuttings of the famous French prune,” Helen Brown writes, “which were stuck into raw potatoes, then in sawdust, and packed in two leather trunks in which they made the long trip around the Horn.” A Frenchman named Louis Pellier was