Breads played an important role for medicinal use. In the 19th century
German immigrants used special bread recipies for all kinds of maladies,
especially stomach and digestive problems. Today these recipies have been
all but forgotten.
Breadwater for sick people.
Good black bread will be sliced, toasted and soaked in boiling water.
Add lemon slices-remove all seeds -, pour through a sieve and sweeten.
If a fever is present, only use lemon juice.
Kneipp Brod (proven effective for many years to help with proper digestion)
Use 3 quarts coarse meal or "Kneipmehl" and 1 quart luke-warm
water to make elastic dough, which should be easily separate from your
hands and the bowl. Separate the dough into two pieces and form two long
breads that are 2-2/1 inches high glaze the breads with water and bake
them in a well-heated oven for an hour.
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April 29, 2003