Friday, August 27, 2010

What's for breakfast

I've been wanting to try to make sourdough for some time now, but have been put off by stories of failures etc. Anyway I finally made a quick overnight version the other day, using dried yeast as part of the starter (cheating I know).

I found a recipe for Sourdough Hotcakes at Food Vancouver , here are the results!

Quick sourdough starter

I had wondered if the jar was going to be too small and guess what it was LOL. Thank goodness I secured the cloth over the top.

The batter - its looking at bit stringy

Not sure about the lack of liquid ingredients in this recipe, I had to add about 3/4 cup of milk to get the batter to a mixable consistency. This over mixing resulted in rather tough hotcakes. Think I might send them a quick email and ask if they left out anything :)

The end product - Sourdough Hotcakes

Due to over mixing they were a bit rubbery, but the taste was really nice, definitely a bit of of a sour tang there. Shame I didn't have any maple syrup, just had to settle for butter and honey.

I found a recipe of my Dad's for ferment hotcakes, so I'll give that a try next. Now I wonder what else I can do with sourdough starter...lookout maybe a loaf of bread!

Hope you have a lovely day
Cheers Lisa

1 comment:

Rose said...

I'll be back to look this over again. I cooked your lovely haloumi recipe on Weds night -- good stuff!