Salt Rising Bread Recipe by Katie Ivene & re-link to yesterdays blog!

6 Oct

First – check out the blog post from yesterday to put your link for our “shout out” to local community vendors & blogger community “vendors” so we can shop this Christmas, or any time of the year, really — birthdays, anniversaries, et cetera — to support our blogger community and our local economies! Thank you to those of you who have already placed your links in the comments post below. In a few days, I will post the list, and as we receive more, I’ll post those as well. If you are ready to shop now, just click on the link, or scroll down to the blog below and you’ll find the links in the comments section.

Gumbo Writer has inspired me to put up a recipe. Next time GMR cooks one of his dee-lish dishes, I’m going to photograph it and put up the recipe. Maybe I’ll do even do that when I make my Pinto Beans & Cornbread -mm-mmm! But for now, I thought I’d place one here from the Tender Graces book. Katie Ivene, Momma, wrote this one. Someone emailed me about this recipe this morning, and I wish her luck in baking this bread!

Katie Ivene’s Salt Rising Bread

To make the sponge:
3 between sized potatoes
3 tablespoons of meal
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of soda
4 cups water that’s come to the boil

The next day:
2 cups of sweet milk that’s warmed a bit
1 cup of water that’s come to the boil
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon of soda
2 tablespoons of shortening (and best not be using any petal puss pig lard in my recipe!)

Makes three loaves unless it makes four or two, sometimes I change the recipe so you best check it twice. The day ahead, while the kids are still outside playing before supper, peel and slice up the potatoes and add the meal, sugar, soda, and water that’s come to the boil. Put all that in a glass bowl or big jar if you still have one that’s not broke, and cover it up with a good weight-sized dishrag. Let it stand in a warm place all the night and don’t let the kids play around to knock it over or else you got to start over again.

The next morning there should be a foam risen up top of it. Get the potatoes out of the mixture, and then add milk, water, soda, salt, and shortening. Add flour just enough to make the dough stiff enough to knead up until it’s right. Keep the kids out of the dough with their dirty hands or else you got to throw the nasty dough away and start all over. While kneading, think on things that’s been bothering you and soon the answer will come. Shape the dough into loaves. Put the loaves in greased up pans, cover with a dishrag, and let them rise again until twice the size. Then bake the loaves in a 400 degree oven until it’s done, maybe 40 minutes or so. Give the kids warm bread with apple butter and send them outside so you can think straight. Serve the bread to your husband so he can see just what you can do when you set your mind to it even if you can do more than bake bread at least the bread gets his attention.


11 Responses to “Salt Rising Bread Recipe by Katie Ivene & re-link to yesterdays blog!”

  1. Analisa October 6, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Sounds heavenly and I love apple butter. Hard to find in my area.You and Angie are a dangerous team, this with her friiiiiiiiied chicken not for the colorie counters.

  2. Deb Shucka October 6, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    A perfect accompaniment to Angie's chicken dinner. :-)

  3. Suldog October 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Love some good bread! I'll have to try this soon.

  4. Lazy Writer October 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    I'll have to try this one. It looks soooooooo good. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jessica October 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    The thought of trying that is completely overwhelming, but I LOVE how you (or momma?) wrote it. :-)

  6. Strange Fiction October 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    The love this recipe! :)

  7. Patience-please October 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    I LOVED finding the recipes at the back of Tender Graces. Finding them softened the hurt of saying goodbye to your characters. A little bit. Sort of. When will Secret Graces be out???

  8. Lori October 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Oh, this local and blogging friends shopping idea is just amazing! I think all of us should start shopping politically, because it looks like it might actually make a difference.

  9. Sandra Leigh October 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Kat, what's the 'meal' in the recipe? Does that mean cornmeal?

  10. A Cuban In London October 7, 2009 at 4:14 am #

    Lovely recipe. I have to admit that this is one of the projects I have kept on my back burner for many years. I feel confident about pretty much else in the kitchen but when it comes to making bread, I just get butterflies in my stomach. Many thanks.Greetings from London.

  11. Glynis October 9, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Wow what a recipe! I made cinnamon bread this morning, smelt good.

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