Serving Size: 1
***FOR SOURDOUGH STARTER***
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 package dry yeast
FOR HOT CAKES
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
To prepare starter:
Mix together 2 cups flour, 2 cups warm water, and 1 pkg. dry yeast in a
bowl. Cover with damp cloth and let stand in a warm place overnight or
for at least 6 hours. (If left in oven, there is not need to turn on
oven; pilot light will provide enough heat or turn electric oven to
To prepare Hot Cakes:
Measure 1/2 cup sourdough starter and place in closed…
Heat griddle over medium heat.
Use 1/4 cup batter for one medium-size hot cake. Pour onto hot griddle.
Turn hot cake when top is covered with bubbles and edges looked cooked.
Brown on second side.
Serve with honey and melted butter.
Makes 8 Hot Cakes.
The yarns about Alaska’s famous sourdough are as big as the country.
“Sourdough Pete,” so the legend goes, first brought it from Michigan at
the turn of the century. The old-time prospectors and pioneers, nicknamed
“sourdoughs,” wore their precious sourdough starter in a bag inside their
shirts and slept with it under the covers to keep it from freezing.
Trappers not only considered it their “staff of life” for the hot cakes,
waffles, muffins and bread it made; they also used it for tanning hides!
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