Monday, March 14, 2011

Same Day Sourdough Pancakes


If you've been feeding your starter like you're supposed to, and you're not discarding the excess, then eventually you'll have room for nothing in your refrigerator except starter. What you can do is to make sourdough pancakes with your growing sourdough culture. To make the pancakes without any advance planning, here's what you need:

active sourdough culture

1 cup cold starter
1 beaten egg
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil or melted butter
Yield: 8-5” pancakes

Here's how:
In a bowl incorporate all the ingredients except the baking soda. Dissolve the baking soda in one tablespoon of water in a separate container (it takes about two seconds). Add the dissolved baking soda after you’ve mixed up the batter, and now, mix it up again.
If your starter is very thick, then you may need to add a little liquid (water/milk/buttermilk) to the batter to get the right consistency.
Not too thick/not too thin.
Wait a couple of minutes to allow the batter to start bubbling before you start making the pancakes.

Grease the griddle with a little butter.
A ¼ cup measuring cup is handy for scooping out the batter. You can expect the pancakes to be simply great.