Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sourdough Carrot Pancakes
You know when it's 6:07pm and you're supposed to be ready for your first softball game, and maybe it would be nice to put away all the food that is sitting in the living room, but instead you're sampling sourdough carrot pancakes that you just couldn't resist making because you really trust your friend Vehement Flame and her amazing recipes? Yeah, that's me.
I've been eyeing the Sourdough Carrot Pancakes she posted last week, and made them tonight, so they'd be ready after our game. I knew they'd be good - but I didn't know that just tasting them would be temptation enough to ruin all attempts at running and batting without indigestion. I'm OK with that though...
I changed up her recipe a bit, so I'm posting my version, but it is very close to hers.
1 c ripe whole wheat sourdough starter
1.5 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c maple syrup
1.5 ts baking soda
1/4 ts sea salt
1 ts fresh ginger
2 ts cinnamon
1 c soured milk or buttermilk
1 ts vanilla
1/3 c melted coconut oil
1/4 c shredded coconut
2-3 grated carrots
I mixed the flour and milk and let sit for 24 hours.
In the morning, my sourdough starter was ripe, so I added it about 12 hours in...I think you can add it at the beginning or the end - this was just out of necessity.
After 24 hours, I added all of the other ingredients, folding til well mixed. The batter was pretty doughy, so I think I added about 1/2 - 1 c more milk.
I was late for softball, so I buttered my preheated cast iron pan, added the batter, dropped it on the floor when I realized it was HOOOOOOOT!, cut off some fresh aloe vera, and put the pan in a partially preheated oven (it was at about 250 degrees, but eventually got up to 405. I don't know why 405. The dial didn't stop at 400, and I just went with it.)
It cooked for about 20 minutes, and then I took it out and started taking bites. Dannnngg! Mark is going to be mad that I'm not on top of my game for softball (which now starts in like 15 minutes.) Again, totally worth it. Make these. You'll thank us both.