Sourdough Pancakes

"This recipe uses a cup of sour dough starter. What a great start to the day! =)"
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
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  • The night before: Mix 1 cup starter with the flour and milk in a large, nonreactive bowl.
  • Place the bowl in a warm place, cover and let it stand until morning.
  • When ready to cook add egg, oil, salt, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, to sour dough Mix well Heat a lightly greased griddle or skillet over medium heat (375*F- 190*C).
  • Griddle is ready when a few drops of water skitter.
  • For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle.
  • Cook pancakes until surface is covered with bubbles and appear dry around the edges.
  • Turn until the other side is golden brown.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Carole H.
    Can I do this if I didn’t take my starter out of fridge


  1. Bonnie G #2
    I made as directed and was pleased with the results; they were plenty sweet enough for us - maybe even a little to much after adding warm maple syrup. Went together easy, with good directions. Puffed up nice and had a soft texture with a good sourdough flavor.
  2. Bobbin
    These pancakes were not sweet at all and had a bland flavor, even after I added blueberries and vanilla. This was not my favorite sourdough recipe.
  3. Kathy
    I need to rate this recipe because I keep losing it. It has become my go-to recipe for sourdough pancakes. I don't know what 12 people you are serving but I make it for the two of us and we have it for two meals.
  4. Divine Nature
    This is a great recipe. The pancakes turn out wonderful!
  5. Ray 2
    striaght-forward, simple recipe utilizes the most basic ingredients. mild sourdough flavor was well received by my "brunch bunch". Though not a show stopper, this recipe will become a staple at my house. Thanks Aroostook!----Ray#2


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