Like most of the world I am obsessed with Alison Roman and everything she does. I really love her Lemon Turmeric Tea Cake with was an inspiration for this wonderful Lemon Turmeric Sourdough Pancake Recipe.
As part of my adventure into the world of Sourdough Starter, I have been making a conscious effort to find uses for my discarded sourdough starter. Stay tuned for more recipes to come!
What is Sourdough Starter?
Sourdough starter is created through the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a more sour taste (hence the name sourdough) and better structure.
How is Sourdough Starter Made?
Sourdough starter is made with equal parters flour and water which is then fermented overnight. Each following day, the start is “fed” by adding equal parts flour and water to the starter. During the feeding process it is common to discard some of the fermented starter. This Lemon Turmeric Sourdough Pancakes are made with the discarded starter.
Why is Some of the Sourdough Discarded?
As the sourdough ferments it creates bubbles and expands. Additionally, the starter needs equal parts flour and water to be sufficiently fed. Therefore some of the starter is discarded to ensure the container being used is large enough for the expansion of the starter. Use the discarded start to make these delicious Lemon Turmeric Sourdough Pancakes!
More Breakfast Recipes:
Eat these light and fluffy lemon turmeric sourdough pancakes on their own or with a little fruit for healthy breakfast
- 1 cup discarded and unfed sourdough starter
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix the discarded and unfed sourdough starer with the sugar, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium high heat and add the butter.
- Once the pan is hot and the butter has melted, scoop a fourth of the batter onto the hot pan to cook.
- Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble and the sides start to cook you can flip the pancake. Cook for another 2-3 minutes lowering the pan to medium heat.
- Remove the cooked pancake from the pan and scoop more batter and repeat until batter is finished.
- Serve with some nutella or maple syrup.