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      Title: Mendenhall Sourdough Gingerbread
 Categories: Desserts     
   Servings:  4
       1 c  Active Sourdough Starter          1/2 c  Hot Water 
     1/2 c  Molasses                          1/2 t  Salt 
       1 t  Baking Soda                       1/2 c  Firmly Packed Brown Sugar 
       1 ea Large Egg                       1 1/2 c  Unbleached Flour 
       1 t  Ginger                              1 t  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.