Same-day Sourdough Pancakes and Simple Strawberry Syrup

For the Pancakes:

1 cup ripe sourdough starter

1/2 egg (+other half and extras for scrambled eggs on the side)

1 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon baking soda combined with 1/2 tablespoon water

1. Measure starter into a bowl. 

2. Combine baking soda and water and let sit while you mix together all other ingredients in a separate bowl.  Reserve the other half of the egg separately for some scrambled (or your favorite style) eggs.

3. Fold the sugar, salt, oil, and 1/2 egg mixture into the starter.  Then, stir in the baking soda water.  

4. The mixture should bubble/foam.

5. Fry and serve!

For the Strawberry Syrup:


Pinch of sugar (optional)

1. Cut up as many strawberries as you can eat and pop them into a saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add a pinch of sugar if you feel so inclined.

3. Stir occasionally about 5 minutes.  You'll know when it's done.  HINT: do not use strawberries in photo above to determine done-ness.  Use your other senses.