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Title: The Doctor's Sourdough Bread
1 c Sourdough Starter 2 c Warm Water
2 c Warm Milk 1 T Butter
1 pk Active Dry Yeast 1/4 c Honey
7 c Unbleached Flour 1/4 c Wheat Germ
2 T Sugar 2 t Salt
2 t 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
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