Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sourdough pancakes

Orange Sourdough pancakes with warm Ginger Apricot Cherry Sauce

One of my favorite things to do is make sourdough pancakes. They are light and fluffy. Adding orange zest the night before gives a very full flavor. There's nothing like it on earth. This batch happens to be topped with some of my homemade Gingered Apricot Cherry Sauce. Another reason I like home canning...I can make something special for my family. It's Christmas Eve, so I also added some shavings of dark chocolate... Now that is something celebration worthy!

Orange Sourdough pancakes
The night before, combine:
2 cups whole wheat flour (preferably whole wheat cake flour)
2 cups water
zest of 1 orange (if you don't want orange flavor, omit the zest)

8-12 hours later add:

1/2 cup water,
2T sugar
dash of cinnamon
1tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix until just combined. Don't mix too long or batter will give you tough pancakes...cook on a hot griddle with good nonstick cookware I don't even need any oil. The best part...seeing my kids little mouths full of whole grain pancakes Christmas Eve!


TARA said...

Holy Cow! Those sound amazing...

Amy said...

That sauce reminded me, I was gonna ask you...do you have a really good and fairly easy recipe for strawberry jam?

I need to be prepared for strawberry season...

Chef Tess said...

I'll post one soon Amy! There's one under "great canning recipes" on the multiply group, but it is mulled strawberry rhubarb. Not sure if that is exactly what you want, but it's amazing!

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