Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small condensed portion of yeast, dried into a cake or wrapped in tinfoil, used in raising bread.
“Here, Tilly," said Marsden, at the same time, "here's the yeast-cake; but I don't see what ma wants with it, fur I gev her two this arfternoon.”
“She never once thought of the yeast-cake, for so many exciting things had happened since she left home.”
“Run along now, Peggy, and get the yeast-cake, and don't bother us any more," she said unfeelingly.”
“As soon as I do, you can run right down for the yeast-cake, and this time I am sure you will not stop on the way.”
“Mother, I forgot all about the yeast-cake," she confessed miserably.”
“Here, too, had passed cake receipts and pantalet patterns, bits of yeast-cake and preserving-kettles.”
“When lukewarm put in a cup of yeast or a yeast-cake.”
“Another Biddy, engaged by a friend of ours, having to make a yeast-cake, put it under her bed-clothes 'just to plump it a bit.”
“If we are to be the yeast-cake for democracy's dough, if we are to make it rise with culture's preferences, we must see to it that culture spreads broad sails.”
“Two quarts of flour, one yeast-cake, one generous pint of water, blood warm; one table-spoonful of sugar, one of butter, one teaspoonful of salt.”
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