It is the day after National Pancake Day. Ambushed, I felt, when I saw that IHOP gave away stacks of free pancakes yesterday, and I missed it. Not ambushed because I missed out on the pancakes, but because I missed out on pancakes that were free. I will go anywhere and do anything for free stuff. But, as belated tribute, I made Fuchsia and Lime into my own House of Pancakes. Just HOP.
The recipe is my mother’s from a classic Ellis text she self-published and distributed to an elite few, Five Sundays.
Ellis Sourdough Waffles or Pancakes
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 T olive oil
3 T melted butter (I don’t put this in, but Mom does)
2 T honey
1 ½ tsp salt
1 cup milk (could use kefir, soy, almond, or regular milk—I use whatever is handy)
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Mix all the goodies in a bowl and let sit out for at least an hour, but overnight is the best. This recipe makes waffles, so for pancakes, just add a little more liquid. Cook in your iron or on your griddle!
Mom also suggests, and I quote, “Add chips ala chocolate or butterscotch, or 2 T Grand Marnier, Oh Lord.”
I added nothing of the kind because I am a purist. Wheat is joy enough for me. That, and Queen Izz.