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Sourdough Pancakes

    Created By:

    Dirk (blackoven at idkhosting dot com)

    Date : 2003-04-20


    This recipe is based on the "Sourdough Pancakes" recipe from Adventures in Sourdough Cooking & Baking by Charles D Wilford. My initial attempt at sourdough pancakes were flat, rubbery and way too sour. I added baking soda to the recipe to react with the acid of the starter. This "sweetened" the batter and also leavened it as well. The tip on using the baking soda was a note on some of the other pancake recipes in the book, but not on the introductory "Sourdough Pancakes" recipe.


      3 cups active 100% hydration white flour starter
      1 cup flour
      2 eggs
      2 tablespoons sugar
      2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
      1-1/2 teaspoons salt
      1/4 cup milk
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1 tablespoon water


      Mixing bowl
      Small bowl or cup
      Mixing spoon or wisk


    In a small bowl or cup place the water and baking soda and set aside.

    Place the starter in a mixing bowl.

    Add the milk, eggs and melted butter and blend together.

    Add the sugar and salt and mix that in.

    Add the flour 1/3 cup at a time and blend until the lumps are gone or at least small.

    Let the batter stand for 5 to 10 minutes to hydrate. During this time prepare your griddle (375° F).

    Once your griddle is ready, add the baking soda water to the batter and stir in well. The batter should start to foam and become airy.

    Cook on hot griddle, turning when the pancake becomes golden brown. Serve hot with butter, syrup, jam or honey.


    I think that these pancakes turned out well. Tina still has a preferrence for buttermilk pancakes.


    About 24 - 4" pancakes.
© 2003-2008, Dirk Howard
Smithfield, UT 84335