How to Make Everlasting Yeast

Learn how to make everlasting yeast using boiled potatoes stored in glass jars.

| March/April 2014

  • Learn how to make everlasting yeast with potatoes and water to make bread the way your grandmother did.
    Photo by Lori Dunn

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How to Make Everlasting Yeast

4 medium potatoes
4 tablespoons sugar

Boil potatoes. Drain and save water. Run boiled potatoes through fruit press or sieve.

To potatoes add enough potato water to make 2/3 quart. Mix in sugar.

Set in warm place until mixture ferments and bubbles form on top.

Use 1 cup each time you bake.

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