Do you enjoy making your own bread? Have you ever tried using a sourdough starter? You will love the self reliance that comes from making your own starter to use again and again in yeastless bread recipe like these mouthwatering Sourdough Crepes with bananas in caramel sauce.
What is a sourdough starter?
Sourdough starters are the way people use to make bread way back when before we had commercially available yeast. With this simple method you can make your own yeast substitute with no special equipment in under a week. Starters are used in bread, pizza dough, waffles, pancakes, rolls, and our delicious sourdough crepes.
So whether you are out of yeast, looking for a natural way of cooking instead of using yeast, or looking to try something new – you will love making “wild” yeast. The substance is made from the flour’s natural bacteria, water and the wild yeast in the air around us.
If you don’t have a starter on hand, make one with a 4-cup wide mouth mason jar. Measure in 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup filtered water. Use a fork to mix it up into a thick paste (like peanut butter). Cover with damp towel or plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter (70-80 degrees) for 2 days. Discard half the starter; add 1 cup bread flour and 1/2 cup filtered water to the remaining starter in the mason jar. Cover for another day. Now twice a day for the next 3 days (am & pm) discard all but 1/2 cup of starter; add 1 cup bread flour and 1/2 cup filtered water. Now take 1 tablespoon from the top (without stirring) and put in glass of water – if it floats you are ready, if not feed it another couple days. Hint: If you need a break – put the mix in the refrigerator Use 1/3 cup starter to make bread. Store remaining starter in the fridge in sterile mason jar – make sure to feed it every week.
If it smells bad, start over you may have a contaminated jar. It should smell sweet =)
This is such an easy starter recipe to get you started baking with your starter! Begin by whisking together your sourdough starter, 3 eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.
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Heat a crepe pan or a skillet; spray the pan with non stick cooking spray or melt some butter. Now ladle several tablespoons of your batter onto the hot pan. Tip the pan to spread the batter around so it is a thin pancake.
Cook the crepe pancake for two minutes and then carefully flip for another 30 seconds. Continue until all of your batter is done.
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Keep your crepes warm while you work on the filling.
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Finally, in a medium skillet melt your butter; add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the maple syrup and cook until bubbly and sauce begins to thicken around 5 minutes. Slide in your bananas and cook until the bananas are soft.
Assemble your crepes and top with whipped cream and walnuts.
This sourdough crepe recipe is so yummy and easy to make. You’ll feel like you are dining at a nice restaurant with this decadent fancy dish, but it will only take you about 30 minutes to whip this breakfast recipe up.
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Sourdough Crepes with Bananas in Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1'4 cup maple syrup
- 2 bananas thickly cut
- Whisk together the sourdough starter, 3 eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.Heat a crepe pan or a skillet with either nonstick spray or melted butter so the crepes don't stick.Ladle several Tablespoons of your batter onto the hot pan. Tip the pan to spread the batter around so it is a thin pancake.-cook for two minutes and then flip for another 30 seconds. Continue making additional crepes until all of your batter is done. Keep your crepes warm while you work on the filling by covering them or putting them in a warm oven.In a medium skillet, melt your butter. Now add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the maple syrup and cook until bubbly and sauce begins to thicken around 5 minutes. Finally, add in your bananas and cook until the bananas are soft.Assemble your crepes and top with whipped cream and walnuts.