Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sourdough Pancakes II

A while ago I made my first batch of Sourdough Pancakes.  They were awesome and I have craved them several times since.  Unfortunately, my craving usually strikes early in the morning.. and then I am all deflated when I realize the batter needs to sit overnight.  
So, after several disappointing pancake-less mornings, I realized I should just look up a recipe for same-day Sourdough Pancakes.  This Joe Pastry recipe caught my eye because it doesn't call for any additional flour or water -- it's all stater!  

I adapted the recipe a little bit because 2 cups of starter would make a huge tower of pancakes for two people.  Even halved, this recipe could potentially serve 3-4 people especially if you make a hefty portion of scrambled eggs and strawberry syrup.  

Same-day Sourdough Pancakes topped with Strawberry Syrup and served with Scrambled Eggs
(Printable Recipe)
1 cup ripe sourdough starter
1/2 egg (+other half and extras for scrambled eggs on the side)
1 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking soda combined with 1/2 tablespoon water

1. Measure starter into a bowl. 
2. Combine baking soda and water and let sit while you mix together all other ingredients in a separate bowl.  Reserve the other half of the egg separately for some scrambled (or your favorite style) eggs.
3. Fold the sugar, salt, oil, and 1/2 egg mixture into the starter.  Then, stir in the baking soda water.  
4. The mixture should bubble/foam.
5. Fry and serve!
Don't forget to scramble up your eggs while the pan is still hot!

Simple Strawberry Syrup
(Printable Recipe)
Pinch of sugar (optional)

1. Cut up as many strawberries as you can eat and pop them into a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add a pinch of sugar if you feel so inclined.
3. Stir occasionally about 5 minutes.  You'll know when it's done.  HINT: do not use strawberries in photo above to determine done-ness.  Use your other senses.

Top with whipped cream if you are feeling feisty.

Happy Sunday!
- Sarah

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, I made these for breakfast this morning....delicious! I think I've found a new go-to pancake recipe.