Chewy Pancakes with Starter
This recipe uses some sourdough starter. You could make starter just for this recipe, but that seems a bit excessive. However, if you have a starter and either want chewy pancakes or want to get rid of starter discard, this might be a good thing.
- 2 cups AP Flour
- 1 ½ cups Water
- 3 Tbsp (brown) Sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp (up to 1 cup) Starter, any flour
- 2 Tbsp vegetable Oil (canola)
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- optional: cinnamon powder, a drizzle of lemon juice, apple slices,…
Mix well. You might want to add the baking powder after everything has been well incorporated, but it should work either way. The batter should be thick but easy to mix with a spoon.
Heat a pan to medium heat, add some oil. When the pan is hot, add 1 Tbsp to ½ cup of batter. Wait until bubbles appear close to the center, then flip. About 2 minutes per side.
Alternative: Apple pancakes.
Prepare batter like above, add in apple slices so that they don’t turn brown. Transfer one to two slices coated in batter to the pan, cover with a tablespoon of extra batter, and bake for about 2 minutes each side.
You could let the yeast in the starter do its work by letting the batter, without the baking powder, sit for a while and shortly before baking add the baking powder. That’s not necessary for good chewy pancakes though.