Thursday, November 5, 2009

Prize-winning salt rising bread recipe - Vintage Recipe Thursday

Vintage Recipe Thursday is meant to preserve your own original vintage family recipes, or out-of-print, copyright-free recipes from old cookbooks, magazines, newspapers. You're invited! Get the details by clicking to the Vintage Recipe Thursday Homepage. I post recipes from the Household Searchlight Recipe Book, first published in 1931. My 16th printing is from 1943. What will you post?


I'm so happy with this Searchlight cookbook. All the recipes I've tried have been great, and there are so many prize-winning recipes, too. The salt rising bread recipe I'm sharing with you today for Vintage Recipe Thursday and for my 2nd annual bread roundup is a prize-winner. Enjoy!

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Vintage Recipe Thursday, and I look forward to visiting your blogs and reading your vintage recipe finds.

Salt Rising Bread
(Prize-Winning Recipe)
3 medium sized potatoes
1 teaspoon sugar
4 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons corn meal
1 teaspoons salt
2 cups lukewarm milk
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
2 tablespoons melted shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt

Pare and slice potatoes. Add corn meal, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and boiling water. Wrap bowl in a heavy cloth. Wrap bowl in a heavy cloth. Cover and allow to stand in a warm place overnight. In the morning remove potatoes. Add milk, water, baking soda, salt, and shortening. Add sufficient flour to make a dough just stiff enough to knead. Knead until smooth and elastic. Form into loaves. Place in well-oiled pans. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Bake in moderate oven (400 F.) about 45 minutes. 3 loaves. Lyd Smith, Los Angeles, Cal.

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  1. I tried a little something different.I posted the Vintage Jewish Recipes and then chose one.I then got the modern version.I am having fun.Hope everyone else is.

  2. This sounds very delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Amish bread and could eat it every day! My waistline doesn't like it so much! LOL

    Be blessed!

  3. Your Bread sounds very interesting. I think with the potatoes in it, My Hubs will love it.

  4. This recipe sounds interesting and different. I must try this soon.

  5. back after a little absence! The shrimp/crab dip is a recipe my Mom made ever year, I was pleased to find it in a stack of old recipe cards.

    This bread looks interesting, I don't have many recipes made with potatoes, I bet that helps the texture quite a bit....

  6. Sounds great. It never ceases to amaze me how many different versions of the same recipe exist!

  7. SO glad you found me today! I happily followed you back to your site, and I will absolutely join in on Thursdays! I've got lots of fabulous family recipes I'd love to share, as well as ones I've made up myself that have become favorites--this will be fun! Love that you're doing this!


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