Hot Loaf

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Appears in

How to Cook a Wolf

By MFK Fisher

Published 1944

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  • 1 pint milk
  • 1 boiled potato
  • tablespoons lard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cake yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • flour


Mash the potato and beat until light. After the milk is brought to a boil, add the potato, lard, and sugar and salt. When the mixture is lukewarm, add the yeast which has been dissolved in a little of the potato water.

Sift in enough flour to make the dough soft and workable. Then knead well, place in a large bowl, and set in a warm room to rise overnight.

Next morning turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead 2 or 3 minutes. Form into a round loaf, and place in a greased lard bucket. Let rise for two hours, and bake in a moderate oven until a fine golden crust is formed.