When suffering with an abundance of sourdough starter, and not wanting to make a loaf of bread, these sourdough pancakes make a delicious breakfast or lunch treat.
They are great with both sweet and savoury toppings, take only a few minutes to cook, plus are super cheap so a good way to stretch the weekly food budget.
The only bit that takes some time is the overnight rest. However, I find this quite useful as I can whip up the mix the night before, pop it in the fridge, then in the morning it is ready for a quick warming breakfast.
Sourdough Pancake Ingredients:
- 80g sourdough starter/discard
- 110g plain flour
- 240ml whole milk
- 2 medium eggs
- 25g butter or oil for frying
How to Make Sourdough Pancakes:
- Whisk together 80g of your starter with 110g plain flour, 240ml milk, and 2 eggs. Once everything is fully whisked cover and put in the fridge overnight. If wanting the same day ideally set aside for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Take the mix from the fridge and give it a quick whisk. You will notice it is bubbly on top and holds a slight sourdough smell. With this ratio of starter to flour the taste is very similar to a traditional pancake so it is also a great way to convince those who aren’t keen on sourdough bread to give sourdough a try.
- Melt the butter into a hot frying pan. Using a ladle pour in the batter mix. It helps to give the mix a little swirl to make sure the base of the pan is coated in the batter.
- After about 30 seconds the pancake should be ready to flip. You can usually tell by small bubbles appearing on the top of the pancake, but if unsure you can lift the edge of the pancake up with a pallet knife or fish slice. Flip the pancakes and cook for a further 30 seconds.
- Either stack in a warm place (I use the top of the aga hotplate) or serve straight up. We sometimes take turns in flipping the pancakes and eating them so everyone gets a hot pancake made for them
This recipe is enough for 8 large pancakes, obviously you can reduce or increase ratios depending on the size of your family.
We find 2 pancakes per adult and 1 per child more than enough most days. Of course on those cold hungry days we will sneak in a third!