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Sourdough Silver Dollar Hotcakes Recipe

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By Traci Smith | Mar 26, 2019

Sourdough Silver Dollar Hotcakes. Photo by Getty Images/LauriPatterson.

Yields 16 (5-inch-diameter) hotcakes.


  • 2 cups sourdough starter
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


  1. In a large bowl, combine sourdough starter, oil, sugar, egg, and salt. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. Heat griddle to medium-high.
  3. In a small bowl, mix baking soda with warm water. Add to sourdough mixture, and fold gently until just combined. Do not beat or overmix. The sourdough should fill with bubbles and double in size.
  4. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, pour batter onto the hot griddle, and cook hotcakes until nicely browned on one side. Flip, and continue cooking until second side is browned.
  5. Serve immediately.

Note: The hotcakes should be cooked while the bubbles are still active, so begin cooking them as soon as the batter is mixed.

For more baking ideas, visit Sourdough Recipes.

From No-Knead to Sourdough

Creating warm feelings through simple homemade bread with From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and her love of good food. From making simple yeast breads to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, Miller’s curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of baking bread. Topics include fitting bread-baking into your schedule; low- and no-gluten baking, including gluten-free sourdough breads; using a wood-fired oven; recipes for every comfort zone, from flatbread to sourdough; and information about the science of baking.
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