Monday, October 22, 2012

Simple Pancakes Made with Natural Yeast

Since we really got our natural yeast start going, I've been the one to remember to feed it.

A miracle, I know. 

I have a very different relationship with natural yeast than I do with the synthetic yeast granules from the store.   I don't know why but there you have it.    I like natural yeast better.

Once or twice a week, when I feed the yeast, I make pancakes with the start.

Simple Pancakes with Natural Yeast

1 1/2 cups natural yeast start
2 eggs
2 T sugar
2 T oil
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cups milk
sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and set aside for an hour or so to let it rise a bit.   Cook like regular pancakes. 


  1. You know what's funny? I wrote my post for today about 2 weeks ago and I had hoped to update it with "what a huge success!"

    Alas it was not meant to be. I never made the pancakes because my family prefers waffles but I tried two different waffle recipes in the book which the kids ate gamely though unenthusiastically. Hubby tried a piece each time and refused to eat more. *sigh*

    It's a good thing you like it, though, since you're the one who has to feed it. ;) I just lack the nurturing soul to feed starts or take care of pets. LOL!

  2. Sigh. My yeast start and I were not the greatest of friends. But you make me want to try it again. Sooo, perhaps I will. :) Your pancakes look tempting!

  3. I am so excited to begin my yeast start!!!

    I have a few questions:
    1. How many times per week do I add the wheat flour?
    2. How much do I add?
    3. Do I stir it in or ... ?
    4. When I go to make these delicious-sounding pancakes, how much of the start should I leave so it can continue growing?
    5. Am I over-thinking this??? I just don't want to kill my start like every single plant I have ever tended :-)

    Thanks a million!

    1. I'll be doing a whole post on this soon, but here is what you need to know.
      1. Feed your start twice a week.
      2. To feed: Keep one cup of start, add one cup of whole wheat flour and one cup of water. [Put the rest of the start in a bowl to make something with later.]
      3. Stir it all together well. Keep it in a quart jar in the fridge.
      4. Use the rest of the start to make the pancakes with or bread, or whatever.

      Let me know if you have more questions!

    2. Thanks for the recipe. Best pancakes EVER!


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