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Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 2 loaves


  • 1 - cup milk

  • 1/3 - cup sugar

  • 1/3 - cup shortening

  • 1 - teaspoon salt

  • 1 - package active dry yeast

  • 2 - Tablespoon lukewarm water

  • 1-1/2 - cups sourdough starter

  • 5 - cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a saucepan, scald milk and add sugar, shortening and salt.   Stir to melt sugar and shortening.  Cook until the mixture is lukewarm. 

  2. In a small glass bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  In a glass-mixing bowl, beat together cooled milk mixture, yeast, starter, and 2 cups flour.  Add remaining flour to make a stiff dough.

  3. Turn onto floured surface, knead 5 - 10 minutes and add only enough flour to keep from sticking.  Place in greased bowl, turning to grease surface. Let rise double, about 1-1/2 hours.  Punch down, let rise again, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 F. and grease two 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans.

  1. Divide into 2 balls, cover with towel and let rise 10 min.  Shape into 2 loaves and put each in greased inch loaf pans.

  2. Let rise until double, about 1 hr. 

  3. Bake for 40 minutes.  Turn out and cool.

Did You Know?
The Allen Ranch, or Sam Allen Ranch, was one of the first and longest running ranches in the history of the state of Texas in the United States.  The ranch was started a few years after the Texas Revolution in what is now southeast Houston and Pasadena.  The ranch itself extended from Clear Lake to Harrisburg (in modern east Houston).  The cattle range covered much of southeast Harris County and Galveston County covering many of the modern communities around Galveston Bay.

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