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Sourdough pancake

More eggs make these pancakes better and beating the egg whites and then folding them in makes them even better still - super fluffy pancakes! Tip: you can use this to make waffles too if you have a waffle iron.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Unknown
Keyword: Sourdough, Wheat
Servings: 20 Pancakes or 10 waffles

Ingredients

  • 260 g Wheat sourdough starter from the vat in the frifge
  • 200 g White wheat or spelt flour
  • 60 g Water
  • 240 g Milk
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter Lard or vegetable oil
  • 4 Eggs Separated
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Maple syrup or jam to serve

Instructions

Day One

  • Measure the sourdough starter into a large bowl and return any remaining starter to the refrigerator. Add 100 g of the flour and all the water. 
  • Stir and cover with plastic wrap, and leave on the counter for around 8 hours.

Day Two

  • Add the remaining flour, the milk, sugar, melted fat, egg yolks, salt and baking powder to the bowl of refreshed starter and stir well to ensure there are no lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites to a soft peak.  Add the beaten egg white to the main mixture and then fold them in gently.
  • Heat a frying pan slowly on medium  heat and put it a bit of butter and a bit of oil so that the butter does not burn. 
  • When it is hot, wipe out the butter with a kitchen town/paper towel. 
  • Your pan needs to be very hot or the pancakes will stick.  However, not too hot or they will burn before they are cooked through.  It may take a bit of time and adjusting to get it right.
  • Using a ladle or a big spoon, pour in the batter, top it with fruit if you would like to and then fry until holes form on the tops and the edges begin to brown.  
  • Flip and cook for a good 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Keep them warm while you finish frying them and then serve hot with maple syrup or jam.
  • If you want to make waffles, you can! Heat an an electric waffle iron and follow the instructions for making perfect waffles and serve immediately with maple syrup.