Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book

Numerous New Recipes Based on Present Economic Conditions

Author: Mary A. Wilson
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,720 / 382 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: TX
Downloads: 1,512
Added to site: 2006.01.01 12082
Genre: Cooking


Wash four potatoes and then cut in slices, without peeling, and place in saucepan, and add three pints of water. Cook until the potatoes are soft and then add

One-half cupful of hops.

Cook slowly for one-half hour. Rub the mixture through a fine sieve and then pour hot mixture on

One and one-half cupfuls of flour,
One tablespoonful of salt,
One-quarter cupful of brown sugar.

Stir until well mixed, beating free from lumps. Cool to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Now add

One yeast cake dissolved in one cupful of water, 80 degrees


Stir well to mix and then let ferment in a warm place for ten hours. Now pour into jar or crock and store in a cool place.


Use one and one-half cups of this mixture in place of the yeast cake. Always stir well before using and take care that the mixture does not freeze. This potato ferment must be made fresh every eighteen days in winter and every twelve days in summer.

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