The Doctor's Sourdough Bread

Recipe by Jellyqueen
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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