Once a week Sedrick, my sourdough starter, gets a feeding. Occasionally I forget, and then I have to feed him over a few days until his little bubbly-self is resurrected and capable of rising 500g of raw dough again. When this sort of force-feeding is required, it creates a bit of extra starter that usually goes straight into the bin. A healthy starter needs reducing by half, and then feed with the discarded weight of flour and water so it has fuel to burn for a few days. It’s that discarded treasure that went straight into breakfast this morning rather than into the bin … and, oh my, delicious pancakes with fresh, crushed blueberries.
Thanks to Frugal Feeding’s recipe for sourdough pancakes, we used the leftover starter. I plan to do this every time I have starter leftover from a feeding. No more throwing out Sedrick! The recipe is at http://frugalfeeding.com/2013/03/05/sourdough-pancakes/