Don't throw away the leaven! What to do with sourdough?

How often do you feed your sourdough for bread?
For me it is different and sometimes I use all the sourdough for baking bread, but sometimes I have surplus. Then I empty almost the whole jar, leave a little leaven at the bottom and feed it with water and flour.
What to do with excess leaven?
Until recently, some of my leaven ended up on the compost. But since I got to know and tried the recipe for Mika Pancakes * I don't throw away a single gram anymore. This is an extremely simple recipe for a delicious snack and best of all, nothing is wasted.

I prepared the cake with wheat leaven, sprinkled it with sesame seeds and chives and served it with soy sauce. Such a set is very delicious, but experiment with other additions and share your ideas with me. We can also prepare pancakes, waffles, crackers... but more on that another time.


wheat leaven






additionally - soy sauce


I deliberately left out the ingredient quantities as this is not necessary for this recipe. We can fry a small pancake or a larger pancake. It all depends on how much of the leaven you reject before feeding. For me, it is usually 2-3 tablespoons and I get a cake with a diameter of about 10 cm. Such a perfect portion for a brunch.

In a frying pan, heat a little olive oil over medium heat and pour a portion of the leaven directly from the jar onto the hot pan. Top with chopped chives and sesame seeds, season with salt and pepper. When the bottom of the cake is golden brown, sprinkle the top with oil and turn the cake over. We fry making sure that the toppings do not bake too much.

We can cut the finished cake like a pizza and dip it in soy sauce. I recommend giving it another portion of kimchi, firecracker. I have already become addicted to these pancakes, I am experimenting with various additives, which I highly recommend to you.

Enjoy your meal!

* Sourdough Cake Idea - Mike G .

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