Sheepherder Bread

1 1/2 c Active Sourdough Starter
4 c Unbleached Flour
2 tb Sugar
2 tb Shortening, Melted
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Baking Soda

Into a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients, and dig a well in the center of the sourdough starter. Blend the dry mix into the starter from the edges with enough flour to knead until smooth and shiny. Place in greased bowl and let rise until almost double. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased bread pans. Bake at 375 degrees F until done. .


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