Flour, 2 quarts,

Lard, or butter, 1 large tablespoon,

Cold boiled milk, 1 pint,

Yeast-cake, 1,

Sugar, 1/4 cupful,

Salt, 1/2 teaspoon.

Dissolve the yeast-cake in 1/2 cupful of lukewarm water. Rub together the flour and butter, in a pan. Make a hole in the center of the flour in the pan, and pour into this the milk and the yeast. Also put in the sugar and half a teaspoon of salt.

Stir together, and let it then stand overnight. Next morning knead it thoroughly, and put aside in a warm place.

Let it rise till light, then work it over again, and roll out to a thickness of about 1 inch. Cut into circles with a biscuit-cutter, and spread the tops with melted butter. Fold over, and place them to rise in the pan in which they are to be baked; being careful not to crowd them.

Bake in a quick oven until light-brown on top.