Potato salt-rising bread

Yield: 60 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 \N Medium Potato raw w/skin
2½ tablespoon Salt
2 teaspoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Cornmeal
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
11 cups All purpose flour
1 cup Milk 1%
2 tablespoons Butter

STARTER: cut 2/½ C new non-mealy potatoes in thin slices, place in bowl, sprinkle ove them 1 T sale, 2 t sugar, 2 T white cornmeal, add 4 C boiling water and stir till salt disolved. let stand, covered, 15 hours, squeeze out potatoes. Drain liquid into bowl and add, stiring till blended, 1 t baking soda, 1½ t salt, 5 C sifted flour. Beat (forever) place in greased bowl in warm place to rise till light.

Bubbles should come to surface and increase in size ⅓ (1 ½ hrs).

Scald 1 C milk and when lukewarm, add 2 T butter, add to sponge with 5 -6 6 C sifted flour. Knead 10 min, shape into loaves, let rise, covered, to near double in size. Bake 350 1 hour.

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