Sourdough Waffles

I thought today I would share one of my favorite sourdough recipes with you.  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking that you don’t want sour waffles, and I can’t say that I blame you.  I don’t want sour waffles, either.  The great thing about this recipe is that you get all the benefits of the sourdough, without it being sour.  No, really.  I promise.  They are really good.  And if you do happen to want sour-y waffles and even more of the benefits of the fermenting process, you can mix the batter up the night before (or in the morning if you’re having waffles for supper, which we do sometimes) and let it sit on the cabinet.  Or, you can just mix it up and use it right away.  Which is the way I make them.  Both directions are included.

Remember, when you are using a sourdough starter, you may have to adjust the milk or flour in a recipe depending on how liquidy your starter is.

Yummy Buttery Syrup-y Waffleiciousness


Sourdough Waffles

1 cup white sourdough starter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 Tbsp (packed) brown sugar

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

2 large eggs

Put flour, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda in large bowl.  Mix briefly.  Add sourdough starter, eggs, milk and melted butter.  Mix thoroughly.  Adjust batter thickness by adding either milk or flour.

OR for a tangy waffle, mix all ingredients except eggs and baking soda in a large bowl.  Adjust batter thickness by adding milk or flour.  Cover and let sit for 8-14 hours or overnight.  Add eggs and baking soda and mix thoroughly. 

Preheat your waffle iron for 10-15 minutes.

Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cups of batter on the hot waffle iron and close the lid. Let cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.

Serve with butter and your favorite syrup or fruit.  Enjoy!

Sourdough 101: Part 3

So, we are at feeding number 4.  When I got to the kitchen this morning, this is what my little bubbly starter looked like.

Before feeding number 4.

Lots of bubbles and lots of hooch.  So I stirred it down, removed half, added water and flour and stirred.  Scraped down the sides, put the frilly bonnet back on and marked it.  I’ve decided that since all the pictures of after the feedings look the same I’m not going to post those any more.  Because I wouldn’t want anyone to get tired looking at all the pictures!

Moving on to feeding number 5.  Here’s what it looked like before tonight’s feeding.

Before feeding number 5.

Not a great picture, but you can see the hooch.  If you try real hard you can see the bubbles.  See them now?

Yeah!  Only 9 more to go!  And just so that you don’t lose interest, I thought I’d post a picture of dinner.  Sourdough waffles!  Don’t make that face, they were good.  Not sour.  Really.  The kids love em!

Sourdough Waffles

Just look at all that syrupy, yummy, waffliciousness!  This is a super easy and fast recipe that I’ll be sharing with you when the starter is ready to use.  By the end of tomorrow, we’ll be half way there.