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1 c Sourdough starter
2 c Warm water (105 degrees)
2 tb Sugar
1 pk Yeast
1 ts Salt
2 tb Vegetable oil
2 ts Baking soda
6 c Bread flour
The night before mix sourdough starter, water, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 2 cups flour and place in a warm spot overnight. The oven with the light on is usually 85 degrees (check it first!).
The next morning mix yeast, 1 Tbsp. sugar with 1/4 cup warm (105) water and set aside to get foamy. Mix starter, yeast, salt, oil and soda thoroughly. Mix in flour till it won't take any more or if using a mixer till you have a clean bowl. Knead for 5 minutes. Put in greased bowl covered with a cloth or plastic wrap in a warm place to rise till double. Punch down, knead again for 3 minutes and put into a wll oiled 8 inch dutch oven (about half full), oil top of dough and place lid loosely on pot. Let rise to top of kettle. Bake covered in 375 oven for 30 minutes, then turn down to 325, bake 40 minutes more. Turn out on rack, butter top and sides, cover with cloth and let cool. Cut in quarters after cooling. Instead of dutch oven use 4 one pound loaf pans. (NOTE: If cooking in a hole in the ground let bake 5 6 hours.)
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