Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sourdough Waffles

I don't know if I blogged about my New Years Resolutions here- it's a week into the New Year and so far I have been doing really well with them. Rather than set out a goal related to weight loss ( like I will lose 10 lbs or whatever), I am setting the following goals towards nourishing eating.

1. Eat some form of fermented or soaked food every day
2.Eat a form of calcium rich food every day ( full fat dairy, bone broth )
3. Eat a nutrient dense vegetable once a day ( kale, chard, beets, pumpkin, etc)

Simple goals that will go a long way towards overall health. I have been really good about eating fruits, veggies, real food, drinking water, so these are a further step on this quest . One tasty way to fulfill those goals is with sourdough foods, and one of the easiest of these is sourdough pancakes or waffles. What better way to start off a weekend morning ? Having made a sourdough starter last week, it was an easy move to sourdough waffles this morning

Sourdough Whole Wheat Waffles

The night before, mix:
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

In the morning, add:
1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder

Cook on a waffle iron- makes 6 round waffles

I serve these with breakfast sausage, real maple syrup, milk and fruit. Full , nourished bellies are a great way to start out a busy day of household chores and fun !


spunkysuzi said...

Can i ask how you made the sourdough starter?

Di said...

Argh ! It kind of got buried in the post when I made it ! There are some really complicated ones out there involving grapes and powdered culture, but this is the one I use and it works just fine

Sourdough Starter

2 cups rye flour
2 cups warm water

1.Mix, cover with a wet paper towel and let sit 24 hours at room temperature.
2.Remove 1 cup of starter and add 1 cup flour and one cup water . Cover and let sit another 24 hours-should be foamy and sour smelling- if not repeat step 2 till it is foamy and sour smelling . At this point your starter is ready to use or refrigerate. If you refrigerate, take out every 5-6 days , remove one cup and feed with one cup flour and one cup water.

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

Sounds delish, I looove waffles