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
from www.rurification.com

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. 


5 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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    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!

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    2. Thanks for the recipe. Best pancakes EVER!

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