I may not be a chef but I have made plenty of bread in the past, and I’ll be the first to admit that this recipe confuses me.
Bread Take the water off of the potatoes and make a batter with flour put in a pinch of salt. melt yeast and put in the batter set away to raise all night. in the morning make a batter of a pt of flour mixed with Milk and a little more salt, a large tablespoon of melted lard. Pour into the yeast and then set away to raise for an hour. Then take it and stiffen it and put in bread pans and let it raise again until the top cracks. then put in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes then turn up fire and let it back 30 minutes more.