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Sourdough Pancakes of Alaska

No recipe image available.Originating in a Alaska, this recipe was popular in the late 1800s, when a sourdough starter was the common and reliable way to provide leavening for bread products. Preparation begins the night before for these fluffy pancakes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup Sourdough Starter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place the sourdough starter in a nonreactive mixing bowl, add the flour and water. Stir and leave, loosely covered, overnight in a warm place.
  2. The following morning, stir the mixture and remove 1 cup, adding it to your sourdough starter in the refrigerator.
  3. To the warm sourdough mixture, add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
  4. For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto a hot griddle. Cook pancakes until dry around edges. Turn and cook other sides until lightly golden brown.

Makes 8 pancakes.