Friday, February 3, 2012

sourdough pancakes like Grandma used to make



Who doesn't love a good pancake recipe??  Well, Mom was kind enough to share one with me so I'll take you through it step by step!

What you need...
2 cups sourdough starter 
3 tsp. sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1-2 Tbsp. warm water
Non-stick griddle or frying pan

Next...
Take the starter, sugar, egg, oil, and salt and mix together.  Once you've mixed that well set it aside for a second and combine the water and baking soda.  As you let the griddle/pan heat up, mix in the soda and water combo, stir well, and let it sit while the pan heats up.

*Note: If you want to make the entire batch before sitting down to eat then I'd suggest turning your oven on to the "warm" setting and placing a plate in there to put your finished cakes on.  Just be careful when you take it out of the oven - it will be HOT!!

Then...
I like to use a 1/3 cup measuring cup that has a little pour spout on it but you can use whatever is easiest to  scoop out the batter and pour onto your hot and preferably greased griddle or pan (I usually coat with an oil spray).


*Note: The batter will most likely be a little 'sticky' so you may want to use a spoon to help you get it out of the measuring cup. 

As the cakes heat up, they will bubble and the bottoms will turn golden brown.  Use a spatula to carefully check the bottom side and, once they turn, flip them over.  The second side usually takes a little less time.


Finally...
It's the best part: you eat them!  I like to use real maple syrup which you can find online at great stores like the Vermont Country Store or locally you can find good quality organic syrups at Whole Foods.  Feel free to experiment with toppings like jam or honey as well!

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