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Sourdough Gingerbread Pancakes

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Sourdough Gingerbread Pancakes

Modified from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa's) recipe for Old-Fashioned Gingerbread http://tinyurl.com/5c348b



Sourdough Gingerbread Waffles



Ingredients



¼ cups Raisins, Golden Seedless, soaked to soften


¾ tsp Orange Peel -- grated


⅛ cups Crystalized ginger -- minced



⅛ cups Butter


½ cups Molasses


½ cups Sourdough Starter (Liquid/100% Hydration)


1½ cup Milk (more, as needed to reach pourable consistency)


 


1½ cups Flour, White


⅜ tsp Baking Soda


¾ tsp Ginger, Ground


½ tsp Cinnamon, Ground


⅛ tsp Cloves, Ground


¼ tsp Salt



Pan Spray


Instructions


 


Place raisins in a small dish or cup, cover with near-boiling water. Soak until slightly softened. In the meantime zest orange and finely mince your crystalized ginger.


Place the butter and molasses in another small bowl and microwave for about 1 minute until butter is fully melted and molasses is easily pourable. Set aside to cool.


Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until combined. Add in crystalized ginger, raisins and orange zest. Add in sourdough starter and give the bowl a stir until everything begins to combine. Add in the slightly cooled molasses-butter mixture. Continue stirring and add milk in a slow, continuous stream until you reach a good batter-like consistency.


Allow mixture to sit while the waffle iron is pre-heating. Give it one good stir once waffle is hot and pour enough to cover of the ½ of the waffle iron. Cook on the medium-dark setting.


Makes about 4 regular-sized waffles.


I'd have taken pictures but they didn't last that long!