Monday, July 4, 2011

Sourdough Waffles


Waffles are so much more than just a pancake with nonstick tread! Served around the world, each country has its unique variation. Sourdough waffles fall into their own genre. They are neither yeasted nor leavened with baking powder. There is no need for beaten egg whites, the light crispy texture is achieved by  a reaction between the sourdough and soda.

The night before,
Combine 1 cup of Rye Starter (or sourdough starter) with 2 cups flour and 2 cups water
Cover, let stand overnight

In the morning,
Preheat waffle iron (electric or cast iron)
Add 2 eggs, 4 Tblsp oil, 2 Tbsp sugar and 1/2 tea salt
Beat well
Combine 1 tea baking soda with 1/4 cup flour
Stir gently into the batter
Batter will rise to double in volume

Bake immediately on hot greased iron.

2 comments:

* Crystal * said...

"pancakes with non stick tread" LOL!!!! Love it! :)

Thanks for the recipe, like everything else on your blog, it sounds yummy!

Heather said...

Just checked my sauerkraut after 3 weeks...delicious! Drank some Kombucha (over ice?!) yesterday, and just started the waffles for tomorrow. I had to tell you, Christy...I just had this inexplicable surge of JOY! Am I crazy?
Suzy