Now that I have my sourdough starter, I want to do so much with it. Last night, right before I went to bed, I decided I wanted to try sourdough pancakes. The recipe was really simple - just proof the starter overnight, add some stuff in the morning, and voila - pancakes!
I'm going to post the recipe, even though I don't recommend it. I think the batter way way too thin to start with. Plus, pancake batter is supposed to be lumpy. It was lumpy when I added the flour and water last night, but not this morning. I think it would have been better if I only added some flour and water last night, and added the rest this morning. So it resulted in very flat pancakes. I started out adding some cut strawberries to each pancake, but that started to get messy.
I don't have any complaints about the flavor - it had a nice light tang.
So it wasn't a complete failure, plus using the starter and replacing some continues to activate it and preserve the "tang."
Recipe: Sourdough Pancakes
1 cup sourdough starter
1cup warm water
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
Mix together the starter, water and flour - loosely cover the container and let it sit in a warm place for 8-12 hours.
After the time is up, return 1 cup back to your jar of starter.
To what remains, mix in the egg, oil and sugar.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
When everything is ready, add the baking soda (it will foam up very quickly).
Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Flip when it has started to bubble on top, and the edges look dry.