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liquid starter or potato yeast

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a recipe by
Gloria *
Any Town, TX

Shared from an inherited copy of 'The American Woman's COOK BOOK' (1946)

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method Stove Top

Ingredients For liquid starter or potato yeast

  • 3
    medium potatoes
  • 4 c
    boiling water
  • 1
    cake of yeast
  • 1 c
    lukewarm potato water (reserved)
  • 1 c
    sifted flour
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

How To Make liquid starter or potato yeast

  • 1
    Pare, dice potatoes and cook in boiling water until very tender. Drain, saving liquid. Reserve 1 cup for softening yeast. Mash potatoes thoroughly and return to liquid. Cool to lukewarm.
  • 2
    Soften yeast in reserved lukewarm potato water and add to potatoes with remaining ingredients. Beat well. Cover and let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Pour into sterilized jar. Cover and store in cool, dark place.
  • 3
    Use 1 cup of the mixture to replace 1 yeast cake in recipes. Fresh starter should be prepared at least every 2 weeks, using 1 cup of the old or a fresh cake of yeast.

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