Friends, family, other readers (if you exist?) I have an announcement:
I have been raising a beautiful baby. My sourdough starter. It needs to be kept at certain temperatures, fed on schedule, and handled firmly, but not too firmly. It's a delicate balance, like I'm sure all parenting is. And, like all parenting, it's panning out. This morning my starter and I made pancakes. They were SO SO SO good. Fluffy, delicious, and not too tangy. I used some more of my precious maple syrup to dress them up. A little butter to make them melty and gooey. And they made my morning twice the morning it otherwise would have been.
I used the recipe I found here at GNOWFGLINS. I omitted the oil, though, because my pancakes were liquidy enough without it. This site is a GREAT sourdough resource, and good for all people who are trying to work a little more "homemade" into their lives. I'm loving the information on what to do with all the grains that are so readily available here :)
But, it wouldn't be a food post without some pictures. So take a look at my fluffy delicious pancakes. If you do decide to take the sourdough plunge, it's totally worth it.