Take aheaping spoonful of good yeast cake pounded, one-half a cup of warm water, a lump of sugar, and enough sifted flour to make a thick batter. Set this to rise in a cool place in summer, and a warm place in winter. It will be light and ready to use in about three hours, unless it is kept very cool. Aheaping spoonful is the proper quantity for onequart of flour; half a cup of lard will make the bread better and richer. It is well to grease the bread on top before baking.