Dave, question about sourdough pancakes
Hi Dave. I saw on the other forum your post about the sourdough pancakes. I have a question (of course!). haha You said, "This morning, I took a couple of cups of mixed starter discards out of the fridge, added honey, salt, melted butter, and an egg."
Did you not add any extra flour to the starter? No oil? I've always wondered why I should have to add extra flour when my starter is usually just about the same consistency as pancake batter. And what about milk....is there no advantage to adding milk and not just having water in the mix?
I made some sourdough pancakes a couple of weeks ago with discarded starter, using a recipe I found just by searching the internet, and my daughter loved them. There were pretty good. Better than a boxed mix, for sure. The one I used said to mix the soda and salt in a small amount of water or milk and quickly stir into the batter. (The batter was then supposed to begin to foam and rise in the bowl, but it didn't do much.) I'm afraid I'm too lazy to try adding the soda to each pancake's worth of batter as I make them!
If anyone else has lots of experience with sourdough pancakes, I'd be glad to hear what you have to say. I have lots of discard I need to use up!