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       Title: Yeast Ferment
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1    Medium-size potato                  1    Cake dry yeast
       1 ts Salt                                1 tb Sugar
       4 c  Water                          
  
   The fermentation period for bread made with dry yeast may be shortened if
   the following yeast ferment is first prepared:
   
   Crumble yeast and soften in 1/2 cup water.  Wash, pare, and boil potato in
   3 1/2 cups water.  Drain potato.  Save potato water. Mash potato and add
   sugar and salt.  Cool to lukewarm.  Add yeast, and potato water. If
   necessary add water to make 1 quart of the mixture. Cover unused portion
   may be stored in the refrigerator and kept for several days. The Household
   Searchlight - 1941
  
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