Peel 2 medium sized potatoes. Place in a heavy quart jar or glass bowl.

Sprinkle 1/4 t. baking soda and 1/4 t. salt on top of potatoes.

Pour boiling water over potatoes so that they are covered.

Sprinkle 3 T. of flour on top of the water.  Cover the container with a cloth and keep in a warm place overnight, until bubbly and foamy.

In the morning, if mixture is foamy, remove potatoes and thicken with flour until it has the consistency of pudding.

Put in a warm place until it rises to the top.

In a large bowl, place starter, 4-5 cups of flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 2T shortening, 2T salt and mix well.

Add 4 cups of warm water into flour mixture and mix well.

Continue to add flour (about 11 cups) until it is ready to knead.

Divide dough into 4 or 5 loaves and place them in greased bread pans.  Set the loaves in a warm place to rise to the top of the pans.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

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