One thing that I have always wanted to have and maintain is a good sourdough. I just admire the people that can have a 20 year old starter! I want to be one of those crazy people. 🙂
I started a batch 2 weeks ago now almost and she is coming along well. *yes, my sourdough is a she* I would like to see a little more activity but it is bit cold in the house so its understandable that she isn’t getting the rise and fall I want to see. There are still lots of bubbles and a nice ripe smell. I am just going to stick with it a little longer before I start keeping it in the fridge and feeding it weekly.
If you have ever started and fed a sourdough you will know that lots of it gets discarded. When you do this you can make bread with it, give it to friends or a variety of other things. Those other things are what I want to search out. This is the first trial recipe from my sourdough starter. Waffles!! And they were delicious and a great way to use up discarded starter if you don’t just want to toss it. 🙂
Most of the recipes I looked up has you make the batter up the night before, which I will be trying in the future, but I wanted waffles immediately so I made this one with a few changes.
They came out beautifully! Crispy and flavorful. My husband and I both really loved them. It is defiantly added to my list of sourdough wins.
Quick Sour Dough Starter Waffles
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 TB sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 8 oz sourdough starter, unfed
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 3 TB butter, melted
- Add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a bowl and mix lightly to mix together.
- Separate eggs (you can put the egg yolks in the bowl with the flour and the whites in a separate bowl). Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and set aside.
- Melt butter and set aside. Also, turn on waffle maker to preheat.
- Add almond milk, sourdough starter and vanilla to flour and mix until lightly combined. It does not need to be 100% smooth.
- Fold in the egg whites as gently as possible. Then fold in the butter.
- Once your waffle maker is preheated, measure enough batter to fill the waffle iron and cook as directed.
- Keep waffles warm in oven on the lowest temperature that it will go. You don’t want to cook them anymore, just keep them warm and crisp.