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                        THE DOCTOR'S SOURDOUGH BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           Sourdough Starter
    2      cups          Warm Water
    2      cups          Warm Milk
    1      tablespoon    Butter
    1      package       Active Dry Yeast
      1/4  cup           Honey
    7      cups          Unbleached Flour
      1/4  cup           Wheat Germ
    2      tablespoons   Sugar
    2      teaspoons     Salt
    2      teaspoons     Baking Soda
 
 Mix the starter and 2 1/2 Cups of the flour and all the water the night before
you want to bake. Let stand in warm place overnight. Next morning mix in the
butter with warm milk and stir in yeast until until dissolved. Add honey and when
thoroughly mixed, add 2 more cups of flour, and stir in the wheat germ.
 Sprinkle sugar, salt, and baking soda over the mixture. Gentlypress into dough
and  mix lightly.
 Allow to stand from 30 to 50 minutes until mixture is bubbly. Add enough flour
until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl. Then place the dough on a lightly
floured board and kead 100 times or until silky mixture is developed. Form into 4
1-lb loaves, place in well-greased loaf pans 9 x 3 size. Let rise until double,
about 2 to 3 hours in a warm room. Then bake in hot oven, 400 degrees F, for 20
minutes. Reduce oven temp. to 325 degrees F. and bake 20 minutes longer or until
thoroughly baked. Remove from pans and place loaves on rack to cool.  Butter tops
of loaves to prevent hard crustyness. Makes 4 1-lb Loaves
 
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