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       Title: VIX VIVAX--ROMULAN RAISIN/WALNUT BREAD
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 10 servings
  
       4 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Butter
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2 tb Light molasses
       2 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Sour cream
       2 pk Dry yeast
      13 c  Flour (more or less)
       2 c  Golden raisins
       2 c  Walnuts; coarsely chopped
       1    Egg; for glaze
  
   ***This makes 4 loaves of bread
   Scald the milk. Add the butter, sugar, molasses and salt. Let it cool for
   about 10 minutes and add the sour cream, beating with a wire whisk to mix
   it all thoroughly. Pour it into a large bowl.
   When the liquid is cool enough so that a drop on the inside of your wrist
   is not hot enough to hurt, add the yeast. (if you add yeast to the hot
   mixture, you will kill the yeast and the bread will not rise.) Add about 5
   cups of flour, 1 cup at a time, and mix it well with the liquid, breaking
   up lumps as you mix. Add raisins and walnuts.
   Add flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough is no longer very sticky; it
   should be right when you have added about 12 cups. Sprinkle out about 1/4
   to 1/2 cup flour onto a clean board or countertop. Dump the dough onto the
   floury place and scrape out the bowl onto the dough. Wash, dry and grease
   the bowl.
   Now, knead the dough for about 15 to 20 minutes using up the last of the
   flour. It should feel stretchy and elastic. Put the dough into the greased
   bowl and grease the top. Cover it will a damp cloth and set it in a warm
   place to rise. It may take as much as 2 hours until it is double in bulk.
   When it has doubled in bulk, flour a place on the counter, dump it out and
   knead it again for about 5 minutes.
   Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and grease 4 bread pans. Shape the
   dough into loaves and put 1 in each pan. Cover the pans with a damp cloth
   and let the dough rise until about double in bulk, about 1 hour. Preheat
   the oven to 325 degrees, brush the tops of the loaves with beaten egg, and
   put them in the oven. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes and then at 300 degrees
   for another 30 minutes. The loaves will sound “hollow” when tapped when
   they are done. Take them out of the oven as soon as they are done. Turn
   them out of the pan onto cake racks.
   The bread is best served warm, but it may be cooled and then frozen to
   save.
  
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