Home-Made Yeast

Levain de Menage

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Picayune's Creole Cook Book

By The Times Picayune Publishing Company

Published 1901

  • About

Ingredients

  • 6 Large Potatoes
  • A Handful of Hops
  • 3 Pints of Water

Method

In these days of baking powders and prepared Yeasts that are sold by all grocers, and that have proven such a saving of time and trouble to the housekeeper, it might seem superfluous to add a recipe for making Yeast. Nevertheless, the following ancient recipe, in use for many years in Creole homes, is given as the final recipe of the Picayune’s Creole Cook Book: Take six large potatoes, pare th