Salt Rising Bread
1 small potato, peeled, sliced and cooked
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water (use potato cooking water)
1/2 cup flour
1 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs warm water
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup scalded, cooled milk
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour or more
Peel, slice and cook one small potato. Puree or blend with sugar,
salt, water and flour. Cover and let stand in very warm place (95
to 120 deg) for 24 hours.
Pour the above mixture into a warm bowl and add the sugar, water
and flour. Beat well by hand. Cover and let stand in a warm place
for 24 hours. Then add the milk, oil and flour.
Knead 5 minutes, adding flour as necessary. Place in well-greased
loaf pan, turning loaf to grease top. Cover, let rise 24 hours or
until double in size. Bake at 375 deg for about 45 minutes.