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       Title: The Doctor’s Sourdough Bread
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 18 servings
  
       1 c  Sourdough Starter                   7 c  Unbleached Flour
       2 c  Warm Water                        1/4 c  Wheat Germ
       2 c  Warm Milk                           2 tb Sugar
       1 tb Butter                              2 ts Salt
       1 pk Active Dry Yeast                    2 ts Baking Soda
     1/4 c  Honey                          
  
   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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