One of my favorite memories from culinary school was the week we learned about sourdough bread and each made our own starter. I was fascinated by the processes. I proudly brought mine to class and baked the prettiest and tastiest loaf of sourdough bread, and vowed I’d be making sourdough bread from that starter for years to come.
But I didn’t. I neglected it and eventually had to throw my starter away. When I saw this Red Star Yeast recipe for sourdough pancakes, it reignited that initial excitement. Me and sourdough, we were going to start afresh.
Don’t be intimidated by the sourdough process. Fermenting a “starter” of yeast, flour, water, and sugar is as easy as stirring a batter in a bowl every day, because that is all you have to do. Really! As the batter sits it develops a sour flavor over time, so it’s best to let it sit for five days before making these pancakes or baking a loaf of bread.
You all know I’m a pancake lover and I really love this variation. These sourdough pancakes are light and tender, with a distint tang that lends itself really well to a topping of fresh fruit in addition to the traditional butter and maple syrup.
We’ve already flipped up a few batches of pancakes from the starter I made last week and I’m looking forward to many more. I think I see a pretty loaf of bread in my future too.
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