What'cha making Mom?
Abby T. Lab here - we're celebrating Mom's 50 (mumble mumble)th birthday today.
Dad got her some nice gifts and a funny dog card!
Mom and Dad have the nicest neighbors, we are very blessed
This is regular sourdough starter (the wild yeast starter Mom had was nice but it was "persnickety", as my human Grandpa would say). I think this batch will do very well, with just a feeding once or twice a week.
Here is a great tutorial if you want to start your own: https://artisanbreadinfive.com/2017/02/06/easy-sourdough-starter/
The recipe came with the neighbor's gift of ready-to-go sourdough starter, the neighbor's kind wife writing down a couple of them. Mom tweaked it just slightly to make enough for just two people and adding just a bit more leavening (she likes her pancakes SUPER fluffy). She also put some notes in here for a Vegan version for Murphy and Stanley's Mom (because we know how much Carol likes to cook, bar har har) and Yam Aunty.
Soughdough Pancakes (or waffles)
Sourdough "sponge" (make the night before).
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk (or nut milk for Vegan version)
1/2 cup sourdough starter
Mix in a non-metal bowl with a wooden spoon (sourdough does NOT like metal). Cover with a clean dish towel and leave out overnight on the counter.
Click to enlarge photo, I double dog dare you.
In the morning mix in one little bowl:
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 teaspoons sugar
Into the sourdough sponge, whisk with a wooden spoon:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil.
Note: you can make a Vegan egg replacer with:
1 Tablespoon ground flax or chia seed (measure after grinding)
3 Tablespoons water
Mix vigorously and let sit 10 minutes and mix in like you would one regular egg.
Happy Birthday, Mom - now can I have a pancake to go with that treat?