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Good Hard Soap

(Miscellaneous Recipes.) - (The Golden Age Cook Book)

Five pounds of grease, one quart and one cup of cold water, one can of

potash, one heaping tablespoonful of borax, two tablespoonfuls of

ammonia. Dissolve the potash in the water, then add the borax and

ammonia and stir in the lukewarm grease slowly and continue to stir

until it becomes as thick as thick honey; then pour into a pan to

harden. When firm cut into cakes. Grease that is no longer fit to fry in

is used for this soap. Strain it carefully that no particles of food are

left in it. It makes no difference how brown the grease is, the soap

will become white and float in water. It should be kept a month before


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