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Sourdough pancakes

I have been keeping my sourdough cake starter in the fridge and every couple of weeks I take it out and either use or discard half of the starter and refresh with flour, sugar and water.  The other day I really felt like pancakes, so I thought I'd try making sourdough pancakes.

I really just made up the recipe from the Edmonds cook book (so you could just use your normal pancake recipe), but left out the eggs and baking powder until right at the end, and added half my sourdough starter.  I made up the mixture in the morning and it was lovely and frothy by dinner time.  I added the egg and baking soda (instead of baking powder, as the mixture is already nicely acidic from the fermentation), and made the pancakes.


I usually like very thin pancakes, but I found that these tended to break if they were too thin, so I had to make them thicker.  The pancakes had a pleasant sourness, which was lovely with a drizzle of butter and honey (as I didn't have any maple syrup, I'm wondering if I can grow some maple trees after seeing them being tapped in so many North American blogs at the moment!).


Don't forget, if you want to make your own starter, there are some links in the previous post, or try to find someone who can share their starter with you.  Have you used a sourdough cake starter?  Any recipe ideas to share?

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  1. Hmmm, I didn't think to make sourdough pancakes when I had a starter. Wish I had now, they sound tasty!

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  2. I might try this this week as pancakes are on the menu and there's sourdough starter in the fridge that isn't getting enough use ;-(
    I wondered the same about the maple trees. Apparently you need a very cold winter climate for the sap to rise or something to that effect. Let me now if I'm wrong..

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    1. It gets cold here, but probably not cold enough...

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  3. Sounds Yum, I have thought about Sugar Maples as well to plant out in NZ. From what I have read you have to wait about 20 years before you can tap them. This might still work for us as we are planning for the long term where we are moving to.

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    1. Its scary to think how long fruit trees take to get established, reminds me that we need to start planting asap!

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  4. These look wonderful! We enjoy pancakes often at our house! Thank you for linking up to the HomeAcre Hop! We look forward to having you back tomorrow morning: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

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  5. We've got a maple in our backyard - no idea what sort, though. I did have a little wonder a few weeks ago about whether our winters got cold enough to try tapping it. Unfortunately, no snow here, so probably not!
    -Christine

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