Friday, March 27, 2009

You know you've been baking too much sourdough bread when...

...when you wander around IKEA examining any container made from plastic or glass and assessing whether it would make a good container for a starter or not.

You also start to think of whether there's something you can do with that stuff you throw away everyday, when you feed the starter - and today Ronny whipped up some 'American' pancakes which were delicious, because they smelled a bit yeasty and had a slightly crispy surface, but were somewhat fluffy inside. I say 'American' pancakes because 'pancakes' in Europe are like crêpes, but maybe they're not American at all...and are Samurai Viking pancakes.

Ronny's Sourdough Pancakes


2 1/2 dl All Purpose Flour

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Salt

1 Tbsp Sugar

2 1/2 dl Whole Milk

2 Tbsp Melted Butter

1 Medium Sized Egg

4 Tbsp Starter (from the stuff you were going to throw away at feeding time)

Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients inside a bowl.

Step 2: Melt the butter.

Step 3: Crack the egg into the dry ingredients. Add the milk and beat-it.

Step 4: Add 4 Tbsp of your starter and beat it some more.

That's all you need to do. Now cook it like regular pancakes.

The pancakes will have a faint yeasty smell to them, will be a bit fluffy inside and slightly cripsy on the outside. Enjoy!

Note: For those of you who'd like to make more 'serious' sourdough pancakes click here please.


heartkorean said...

i had no idea you could use a starter for making pancakes...

Elra said...

Wow, I never even think of making pancakes with sourdough. That is clever Murasaki, I mean your Ronny.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

heartkorean: Ours is just to add flavor to the pancakes no more. We didn't let it rise. ;)

Elra: Not an orginal idea - but in the other recipes I think they actually left their mix overnight to let the yeast grow (and rise)!

Katie said...

What a great idea! I love pancakes.

Anonymous said...

This is unbelievably TRUE> The hot cake looks yummy.. my comfort food for sure.

Trish said... you made pancakes. Yum...I've yet to post my pancake recipe. Today I used the starter and made some Bauernbrot (German Dark Rye Bread). The loaves were tiny and hard looking so I thought I had 'failed' But when sliced they were great rustic bread....crispy on the outside and moist on the inside...very dense as is want to be! I am glad you are having success....and IKEA...who cares if it is only for a sourdough keeper eh? Grin. Love Ikea! Take care!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Katie: I love pancakes. Used to go to IHOP a lot as a student.

Girl Japan: Thankfully it's easier to get all the ingredients for making nice big fluffy American pancakes in Japan these days!

Trish: Will look forward to seeing your Bauernbrot. Sounds delicious!

Lori said...

You should check out a Southern Grace's site. She uses her sourdough for lots of cupcakes and such. She has named her starter Ebb. First finding a proper home, next you will be naming your starter. Ha funny, what a hoot!

Natashya said...

You are a true sourdough lover! Great use of the toss-off.