Twenty-six pounds and thirteen ounces of good bread have been made from fourteen pounds of flour and one and a half pounds of rice by the following method :—Tie up the rice in a thick linen bag, allowing it ample room to swell, boil for three or four hours until it becomes a smooth paste ; mix this while warm with the flour, adding the usual quantity of yeast and salt ; allow the dough to rise near the iire, and divide into loaves. It is affirmed, on high authority, that flour thus treated will yield fifty per cent more bread than by the ordinary method, but it will not give one particle more nourishment than when made by the ordinary method. COMPLAINT.—The editor of the San Diego (Cal.) Herald complains that he does not receive the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, and expresses the fear that we are not acting " on the square" with him. Now we beg to assure Brother Ames that we have been sending our paper to him for a long time, and we cannot account for its non-appearance in his sanctum unless it be that some " scientific thief" is on the alert for the weekly dish which we intend for our editorial friend. Really it is vexing, and we will do all we can to correct the fault. It cannpt, however, be laid to our door.
This article was originally published with the title "Supposed Economy in Bread"