After receiving a sourdough starter from a friend of mine at work, I began the task of feeding it. Just like growing plants, it is important to feed your sourdough starter. Unlike plants sourdough starter needs to be fed with equal quantities of flour and water. And, just like plants, the starter begins to grow, and grow and grow, until your jar or container you are keeping it in becomes to small. Now a lot if people will just throw away the excess starter, but I couldn’t bring myself to waste any of it. So instead I made sour dough pancakes! The recipe is super simple, but you have to plan it in advanced! Enjoy!

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* Note: This recipe is best prepared the night before, ready for breakfast. At-least give yourself between 8-12 hours before you plan to eat.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sourdough starter
  • 1 cup of wholemeal flour (you can use regular flour if you would prefer)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 bananas cut into bite-size pieces.
  • honey (to pour over the top at the end)

 

Method:

1. Take your sourdough starter and mix it together with your wholemeal flour. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 8 to 12 hours.

2. After your sourdough batter has had time to rest it should have increased in size a bit.  At this point I’d recommend giving the batter a quick taste to check hour sour it is. If you find it too sour, then you can add a small teaspoon of honey to balance out the flavours (You can use sugar if you would prefer).

3. After checking the sourness give it a quick stir and then add in your salt, baking powder, eggs and 3 quarters of your chopped up banana (saving some to put on top at the end).

4. heat up your fry pan and using a ladle, or a cup, or a spoon, or whatever you usually use to make pancakes, pour your pancake mixture into the pan and cook it over  low-medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until it is golden brown and there are bubbles appearing on the surface.

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Now all you have to do is stack-em high and pour over some honey and top with the left over bananas!

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The flavour combinations are endless. You could add choc-chips or strawberries, blueberries, etc, etc … If you give them a go. Let me know how they turned out and what flavour combination you used!

 

Happy eating!

 

Jason.

Foreign 2 food.

 

 

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