Sourdough Pancake Recipe

Yes, that’s a real children’s book from the 1970s.

A question came in as to what to do with extra sourdough starter. First off, check out the new way we feed our starter, which wastes a lot less flour.

But another answer is to use all that tangy delicious starter to make pancakes. For years we’ve used Nancy Silverton’s recipe. Basically, the starter fills in for the flour and milk used in standard pancake recipes. That’s all there is to it.

The only downside to the new way we feed our starter is that I don’t make these delicious sourdough pancakes anymore. You could, of course, still make them by building up more starter the night before.

But make sure that starter doesn’t get away or you may have to round up some kids to go chase it.

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  1. An amorphous Gingerbread Man? In this British series there is one called Chicken Licken. Now, I need to read these.

    Wendy on my blogroll–Little House in the Big Woods–is making yeast from all sorts of things. I like watching these science experiments you folk are performing. My chemistry professor discouraged us from eating our experiments.

  2. Thanks to the link to Wild Yeast- looks really interesting.

    I was brought up on Ladybird’s Well Loved Tales- that picture brings back memories of my childhood. I’ve still got many of them, and my children love rereading them (Top 3- Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker and, for some reason, the Wolf and the 7 Little Kids).

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