Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Children's Rusks - 1916

1 cake yeast
2 cups milk, scalded and cooled
1 Tablespoon sugar
6 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup currants
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dissolve the yeast and one tablespoon sugar in lukewarm milk, and add to it three cups of flour to make an ordinary sponge. Beat well. Cover and set aside in a warm place to rise, for about an hour.

When light, add to it the butter and sugar creamed, egg well beaten, the currants, which have previously been floured, and the remainder of the flour, or sufficient to make a moderately soft dough, and salt with the last of the flour.

Knead lightly, place in greased bowl, cover and set aside in a warm place, free from draft, to rise for about two to two and one-half hours. When well-risen, turn out on a kneading board and mould into rolls. Place in well-greased pans, cover and let rise again for about one hour, or until double in bulk.

Brush with egg diluted with milk. Bake in a hot oven (400) for about fifteen or twenty minutes. Upon removing from oven sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Source: Excellent Recipes for Baking Raised Breads, copyright 1916, The Fleishmann Company

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