Currant Bread

12 lb Flour
1 lb Butter
1 lb Sugar
2 quarts Barm [Brewer's yeast, see Links]
10 Currants [no point wasting them!]
1 Lemon
2 oz Salts [Salt?]

1 comment:

E. said...

This from Peggy on Home Cooking

I think it is "barm" which is Olde English for yeast. Barm Brack is a popular Irish tea bread with fruit. Liquid yeast mixtures were often used in old recipes. I think it is also 10 pounds of currants, not 10 currants.

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