Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sourdough Pancakes

Monday morning pancakes
As the old adage goes: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"
Well that's all well and good but I've come to live by an even tastier phrase of similar sentiment: "When your sourdough starter fails, make sourdough pancakes!"
Blini-esque pancakes

In the last year or so I have become increasingly interested in the art of bread-making. While I have a few recipes under my belt, I find the art of constructing a sourdough starter evades me. The last baguette I attempted to make using my 'liquid levain' starter came out more like a bagel in density. NOT the taste you want from a baguette!
The starter passed the 'sour smell/taste test' with flying colors so I decided to use the batter-like starter as pancake 7:30 am Monday for DH to start the week right. Lucky man, eh?
Biga Semolina. day one
As far as me and starters go, I am now attempting a 'biga semolina', or semolina starter. This starter is a traditional Italian starter from the Altamura region of Italy. More to follow soon...


  1. I get so excited for these updates... I need an app on my phone that alerts me.

  2. You done these before?