School: Danescastle

Location:
Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh

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Homemade Starch

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 069

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Raw potatoes were taken and grated into pulp.

It was then mixed with water - after a time steeping in the water, the pulp was Squeezed thoroughly and then strained through a fine strainer. The water containing the starch remains behind.
When left for Some time the starch Sinks to the bottom.
The Starch now lies at bottom and all that is necessary is to pour off water.
The Starch is then put out under Sun till thoroughly dry, when it is fit for use.
I have found this Home-made Starch to be much better than the Shop stocked variery

Informant
Mrs Culleton
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Carrick, Co. Wexford
Language
English