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       Title: MENDENHALL SOURDOUGH GINGERBREAD
  Categories: Desserts
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 c  Active Sourdough Starter
     1/2 c  Hot Water
     1/2 c  Molasses
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Baking Soda
     1/2 c  Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
       1 ea Large Egg
   1 1/2 c  Unbleached Flour
       1 ts Ginger
       1 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 c  Shortening
  
   Cream brown sugar and shortening and beat.  Then add
   molasses and egg, beating continuously.  Sift dry
   ingredients together and blend into hot water.  Then
   beat this mixture into creamed mixture.  As the last
   step, add the sourdough starter slowly, mixing
   carefully to maintain a bubbly batter. Bake in pan at
   375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until done.
   Serve with ice cream or whipped cream while still hot
   if possible.
  
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