Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sourdough Pancakes recipe and guide

I wanted to try some pancakes made with my sourdough starter and found this recipe. I forget the site.


2 cups Sourdough starter at room temperature
2 T. Sugar
1 egg
 1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. luke warm, water

The night before using the starter take the sourdough starter out of fridge and let it come to room temperature.

I took out my starter and placed a cup of starter into my mixing bowl and added, 1 cup of flour and one cup of water. Then added one cup of flour and one cup of water to my starter and left them both out over night to feed.

The next day the starter was bubbly and room temp.

Ready to cook? Put your starter back in the fridge. Take the bowl of now 2 cups starter and add the 2 T. sugar, 1 egg,  1/4 cup olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt and mix well. set aside. (Note) You may need to add more water or flour if your batter is to thick or to runny.

In a small bowl  mix the 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 T. water. Only add the baking soda/water mix to the pancake batter just before you are ready to cook the pancakes.
When ready to cook the pancakes, fold in the water/ baking soda and mix gently into the batter.

Heat up your Griddle and add 1/4-1/2 cup of batter per cake. Cook 1-2 minutes or until bubbles form and you can slide a spatula under with ease. Flip and  cook 1-2 minutes or until spatula can slide under with ease. remove from heat and serve as you like.

Note: since I had been feeding my starter with the same ratio of water and flour my starter mixed with the rest of the ingredients was to runny so, I added another 1/2 cup of flour. I had much better results this way. If your batters are to thick or to runny do not be afraid to add water or flour to get the consistency that works best for you.

These pancakes are made with 1/2 cup of batter each. they look like Mc Donald's pancakes.

My son loves them and calls them Mc Donald's pancakes. There is no sourdough flavor that I could detect and my sugar free syrup was a great companion. When I have more time a like to heat up some blue berries with my syrup and pour it over my pancake.

As usual, leftover pancakes get cooled on a rack and put into serving size freezer ziplocks. Then they go into the freezer for a quick meal, another day.