Noreen's Kitchen: How to Make Sourdough Pancakes





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Published on Jan 16, 2012

Greetings! Once again I am here with a recipe using this fabulous sourdough that has just stolen my heart! I have been researching recipes to make with it so that I can incorporate them into our everyday menu plans. I also want to be able to practice making things with the sourdough so that I know what to do with it.

These pancakes start with an overnight sponge. So you will want to start the sponge the night before when you are ready to go to bed. Then just store it in the oven with the light on and it will be all ready for you to make some wicked pancakes in the morning!

I have never made these before so this was a learning experience all the way around. Look and listen to what I did, the obstacles I encountered and how I figured out to do this best.

Here is what you will need to make Sourdough pancakes:

For the sponge:

1 Cup of fed sourdough starter at room temperature
1 Cup of warm water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Mix well and cover and place in your oven with the light on overnight.

In the morning add the following to your sponge:

1/4 vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

Mix these ingredients until they are well combined then add the following:
1 tablespoon of water combined with 2 teaspoons of baking soda.

Mix into the batter and watch for the chemical reaction that will occur.

Pour 2 tablespoons of batter onto a griddle that is approximately 300 degrees. If you are making this on the stovetop, make them over medium low heat.

Wait for holes to appear on the surface before attempting to flip.

These are not like regular baking powder pancakes. These are much more delicate and fragile. They have a mind of their own and they will let you know under no uncertain terms that you are not in charge. They will take a bit longer too cook than regular pancakes, but you have to be careful to watch that they don't burn due to their much higher sugar content.

In all, I do not like pancakes, but I could eat these all day. They are light, airy and sweet and don't really need any syrup. They are very easy to eat!

I hope you will try this and I hope you love it. I also hope that this gives you another idea of what you can use all that sourdough for besides bread!

Happy Eating!


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