Starch of home manufacture.
--We commend the following recipe for making starch to all who may wish to try it, it having been furnished us by one who has tried it, and who knows it to be a good one.
This starch will be found as good an article as that which comes from Yankeedoodledom:
Take a peck of unground wheat of the best quality; pick and soak it carefully.
Next put into a tub; pour on sufficient clear, soft water to cover it, and then set it in the sun. Be sure to change the water every day, keeping it in the sun as much as possible, or an equally warm place in the house, should the weather prove unfavorable.
When all the gratis of wheat have become quite soft, rub it well in your hands, and separate it from the husks, which must be thrown into an other tub. Let the soft wheat settle in a mass; and then pour off the water and put on fresh; stir it well, and let it settle again.
Repeat this every day, till the last water comes off clear and colorless.
Then pour the water finally off. Take the starch out of the tub, collect it into a thin bag, and hang it for a few days in the sun; after which spread on dishes or a sheet to dry.