One quart of milk, or part water, scalded and cooled, adding one tablespoonful of butter while quite warm; one tablespoonful of sugar and one of salt,
one-half yeast cake dissolved in one cup of lukewarm water;
twelve cups of flour.
Make a hole in the flour and stir in the other ingredients, making a thick batter; set to rise over night; in the morning knead until smooth and make into loaves, let rise to double its bulk, butter the top of loaves, then bake in a moderate oven for one hour. Spread melted butter over top again after baking.