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Salt-Rising Bread

Salt-Rising Bread. A bread (q.v.) with a dense crumb (q.v.), short texture (q.v.), dark smooth crust (q.v.), a pungent aroma (q.v.) and a flavor (q.v.) suggestive of cheese (q.v.), all properties that are imparted to it by a natural sourdough (q.v.) process or, more commonly, by the combined fermentative actions of yeast and selected bacterial cultures. Its ingredients generally include flour (q.v.), nonfat dry milk (q.v.), cornmeal (q.v.), salt (q.v.), sugar (q.v.), baking soda (q.v.), water (q.v.), yeast (q.v.) and a bacterial culture or ferment (q.v.).