Yield: 32-3” pancakes
have a sourdough starter in the refrigerator, there
is a good chance it hasn’t seen the light of day in
quite some time. This is just the recipe to remind
you why you have a starter; easy to make and a real
fluffy, with a little sourdough tang. Served with
breakfast sausage and covered with real maple
syrup…yum. Add orange juice and you have the real
breakfast of champions!
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
3 cups sourdough starter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon water
a griddle or frying pan to 375˚.
the eggs, milk, sugar, salt and butter in a large
bowl. Whisk to combine. Mix in the sourdough
small bowl, mix together the baking soda and water.
Add to the batter and mix to incorporate. Let rest
for 5-10 minutes. You will notice the batter start
to bubble, indicating it is ready to use.
thickness of the batter will depend on the thickness
of your starter; but will be thinner than a
traditional pancake batter and thicker than a crepe
batter. If necessary, thickness can be adjusted by
adding a little flour to create a thicker batter and
a little milk to create thinner batter.
grease your griddle, with vegetable oil or butter,
if it is not non-stick. Pour batter to make 3”
pancakes, just under ¼ cup. Pancakes are ready to
turn when the bottom is golden brown and the top is
bubbly and starting to dry at the edges. Cook on
second side until golden brown and serve. Pancakes
can be held in a 200˚ oven until all are cooked, but
are best right off the griddle.
determine the griddle temperature, place a drop of
water on the griddle. If it just sits, it is too
low. If it immediately evaporates, it is too high.
If it forms a ball and dances on the griddle before
evaporating, the temperature is 325˚. To get to
375˚, just turn the temperature up slightly and make
minor temperature adjustments as you cook your
pancakes. Too low of a griddle temperature will
yield tough pancakes and too high will cook too fast
on the outside, leaving the inside raw.
by David Musial