Gram was called Pat, Aunt Pat or Grandma Pat by all who knew her, even though her name was Katharine, so this must have been her version of milk & water bread. She told me once that when she was little her father called her his little Patsy and Pat just stayed with her as she grew.
Milk & Water Bread – Pat’s Version
Mix one packet dry yeast with about 1/2 teacup full of lukewarm water and 1 tsp sugar. Let stand at least 1/2 hour – more if the yeast is slow to rise. Set the mixture into a large cereal dish to prevent spill over. Add one level tsp salt to 5 tbsp of butter or margarine and 1/2 c dry milk. Pour over 5 c fairly warm water to melt the butter. Add the risen yeast and stir well. Add flour enough to knead.
Again, no further baking instructions. These look almost like notes to herself, since she knew how hot and how long to bake bread.
I love the handwritten recipes. So glad you have saved them and are sharing them with us.