Sourdough anyone?

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  1. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else play around with sourdough? I made a starter last September and have been sharing it with family and friends. Best durn hotcakes you ever ate.

    Make your own starter (in a non-metalic bowl):
    --flour
    --1 package of dry yeast
    --enough warm water to make it a thick dough
    --cover with a dish cloth

    Then, set it on the counter and the next morning you'll have a nice yeast smelling sponge. Use 2/3 of it and add more flour and water to your starter and you're good to go...forever.

    Good luck!
     

  2. edwaj002

    edwaj002 Active Member

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    I didn't know you could make hotcakes from sour dough. I think i will give that i try.
     

  3. edwaj002

    edwaj002 Active Member

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    a try.
     
  4. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    For hotcakes, I usually throw in some sugar and a couple of eggs. Add milk or water to make your batter thinner if you like thinner hotcakes. A little baking soda will really bring it to life...

    Good luck and have fun with it!
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Once you get the starter going you can add instant potatoes instead of flower.

    I have made it this way because at 10,000 + feet altitude it still rises and makes good biscuits
    or banyan.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. *Prairie Princess*

    *Prairie Princess* Well-Known Member

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    Do you know if you can start it with instant potatoes? I was just wondering as some of my kids have celiac and are allergic to the gluten in wheat, rye, barley etc..

    *Prairie Princess*



     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    It is the way I always started.

    I hadn't though about the gluten until now and I am going to suggest the sourdough to
    my sister in law because she has a hard time baking bread that doesn't have gluten.

    Thanks

    J E CUSTOM
     
  8. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    That's a great tip; thanks J E CUSTOM!!
    I'll give it a try.
    Keep 'em coming