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Grandma's Sourdough Bread


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Ingredients

Ingredients

Starter

1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp. instant mashed potatoes
1 cup warm water

Bread

1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 cup corn oil
1 cup starter
1-1/2 cup warm water
7 cups flour

Instructions

Put initial <A HREF="http://foodgeeks.com/recipes/recipe.phtml?recipe_id=913">starter</A> in fridge for 3-5 days. Take out and feed with starter ingredients.

Let stand room temp (covered with cloth) 8-12 hours. Take out 1 cup and return to fridge. Use rest in making bread, or discard. Feed every 3 to 5 days.

Bread:
Mix first 5 ingredients. Add flour. Put dough into large greased bowl, turning to oil both sides. Let stand overnite.

In morning, punch down. Knead and divide into 2 parts. Knewad each part 8-10 times. Put in greased pans. Let rise 4 to 5 hours. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes.

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1 Recipe Reviews

ryansnyder

ryansnyder reviewed Grandma's Sourdough Bread on March 7, 2005

This is my grandmother's recipe, so I'm a bit biased. But everyone I know requests this bread whenever they come in town. Grandma even used to donate her bread to the Church for use in the monthly commune. It's great.