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#36 - FLOUR

Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1889
Lithographer: Knapp & Co.

Wheat field and farm house

Reverse - Text

Left half:   THE FOUR POINTS
Right half:


EXCELSIOR BREAD.--Six o'clock p.m. is early enough to start bread. For four loaves, take a quart and a half of water hot enough to bear your finger in, but not enough to scald the flour, one tablespoonful of salt, flour to make a thick batter, and one large cup of yeast. Cover and let stand in a warm place over night. Stir in a scant half cup of sugar; then mix in the flour a little at a time till you can knead it without its sticking to the dish, always keeping the sides of the dish free of pieces of dough. Cover it up and let it rise again. Then knead, make into loaves, put into tins, prick all over with a fork, and let them rise until, in lifting the tin, their weight is light; bake in a moderate oven an hour; put on a cloth, in a cool place, without covering, and the crust will be soft.

PARKER HOUSE ROLLS.--One quart of flour, two tablespoonsful of sugar, two tablespoonsful of butter rubbed into the flour, one-half cup of yeast, one pint of warm milk; stir this up at night, and put it to rise; in the morning stir in flour enough to have it knead without sticking, and then put it back in the same dish to rise again, and when risen light and nice, make it out into rolls; put them in the tin you wish to bake them in, and let them be in a moderately warm place until tea-time; then, if they are not risen enough, put them near the stove a few minutes until they do rise; then bake in a quick oven.

FEATHER BISCUIT.--Quart of flour, a piece of butter the size of a large egg rubbed into the flour, one compressed yeast cake, and boiled milk enough to make a stiff batter. Set where it will keep warm for two hours. Then add two eggs, beaten separately, and one spoonful of sugar. Add more flour to make it stiff. Rise again. Then roll thin, cut with biscuit cutter, spread on melted butter, fold one-half over the other, rise again, and bake in a moderate oven fifteen or twenty minutes.