I practically lived on sourdough waffles in college. To my buddies and me at the time, sourdough waffles were the staff of life. One of these friends happened to be the campus locksmith so I had a key to the kitchen for early dawn provisions runs. It takes an awful lot of those little butter pats to do the job! The only rub was having to interrupt eating to go flip the circuit breaker as the electrical load of three waffle irons running simultaneously out of the same outlet was a little much.
Back then, my typical routine was just mixing up equal part parts milk and flour with a cup or so of starter and some salt the night before. Then mixing in a little baking soda the morning of. That produced a very sour waffle or pancake and was a little on the heavy side. No one complained.
Now I mostly use the following recipe. It comes from Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery. Follow it exactly using some healthy sourdough starter and it makes truly awesome waffles and pancakes.
By the way… I’ve recently discovered this waffle iron is a gem for making great waffles in short order.
For more Sourdough pancake and waffle recipes…
►Click this link for Jacki’s great sourdough pancake recipe.
►Also, see Jon’s great looking sourdough waffles recipe (and unique technique) in his post below.
Heat the following in a pan until the butter is melted and then let cool to room temperature.
4 oz (1/2 cup or 115 g) butter
8 oz (1 cup or 225 g) milk
Add the milk-butter mixture to:
9 oz (about a cup or 255g) white starter
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp (packed) brown sugar
6 oz (about 1 1/2 cups or 170 g) all purpose flour
Mix these together to form a thick batter, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 8-14 hours. If you do this before going to bed, you’ll have the batter ready for breakfast the next day.
Preheat your waffle iron for 10-15 minutes.
Uncover the batter and whisk in 2 large eggs and 1/4 tsp baking soda. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cups of batter on the hot waffle iron and close the lid. Let cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.