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18 May 2011

Sourdough Crumpets

So what can you do with 750ml of accumulated excess starter - those portions of mix that you are suppose to throw away when you are refreshing your precious starter?

Crumpets for now, breakfast in the morning and the rest can go in the freezer
Why, make a triple batch of crumpets of course....

You can see my recipe here

Sourdough pancakes

I seem to have a fair amount of "discarded" starter in my fridge - Yes, I know you are suppose to throw it out, but I can't bring myself to do that and each time I refresh my starter, I toss the surplus into a container in my fridge.  I add some flour and water into the mix when I remember and it stays fresh and sweet.

So, pancakes for breakfast using my recipe.  They are just so nice - light and fluffy and the bicarbonate of soda counteracts the sour in the starter.  Basically, you take about a cup of starter (no need to refresh), add an egg, some oil and powdered milk, a little sugar, salt and bicarb and there you have it.  Mix it up and make your pancakes.  How easy is that!

Now I need to work out what to do with the other litre of left over starter.