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Last week I published a post on the easiest way to get started with sourdough.
If you missed it you can check it out here.
Today I want to talk to you about how to use your starter.
In our house we use our sourdough starter for so many things. We bake with it all the time. If you have started out with sourdough then you might have noticed that you have a lot of starter accumulating . I don’t like to throw it out and so the easiest way to use it up is to make pancakes
Since I pour all my extra starter off into a separate jar and store it in the fridge, once or twice a week we use it up to make pancakes.
They are fast and easy and the recipe makes a lot! Normally I will just leave the plate filled with pancakes on the counter so that my kids can eat them whenever they want and they don’t have to bug me to get them a snack.
Here is the recipe for sourdough pancakes, its so simple:
1/2 cup starter
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tblsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
First I put all my ingredients into my blender and blend them until they are a smooth batter consistency. You don’t have to use a blender, but I like to use one because its the easiest way to mix them up.
Second, pour them onto a hot griddle one at a time. Make sure your griddle has been greased with butter so that they don’t stick and cook them until golden brown. We use a cast iron griddle over our gas range but any type of large pan over heat will do.
We enjoy ours with a pat of butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. My kids love them fresh, however they will eat the leftovers with Nutella or jam.
If you have a lot of starter built up you can just double or triple the recipe. Whenever I have a lot of starter to use I just use it to make a large batch of pancakes because its so simple and easy. If you cook up a bunch at one time you can always freeze some or just leave them out on a plate with a jar of jam nearby for the kids to snack on.