Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Add flour and milk to sourdough starter. Beat until smooth and let stand in a warm place overnight. Reserve 1/2 cup sourdough starter and put back into refrigerator in a covered container to use the next time. To the batter add sugar, salt, baking powder and melted shortening or oil. Beat in eggs. Gently fold in dissolved baking soda. Do not stir after the baking soda has been added.
Cook on moderately hot, greased griddle. To test griddle, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If bubbles skitter around, heat is just right. Pour batter from tip of large spoon or from pitcher onto hot griddle. Turn pancakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles, but before bubbles break. Grill other side until golden brown.
*Find the Sourdough Starter recipe under the BROWSE RECIPES link in the Breads and Breakfast category.
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