This super light, crispy waffle is made using sourdough starter leftover, a very different texture from the classic waffle.
Apparently due to Covid-19 everyone is baking bread at home, especially sourdough bread, so I decided to adjust a recipe that I have shared a few years ago…using sourdough starter to make waffle…the recipe is very similar…using less butter not compromising the super light and crispy texture.
– Sourdough starter in waffle batter?
Yes, although you will need to have some overnight preparation for the waffle batter, still a very simple recipe, especially if you have extra sourdough starter, which is commonly named as “discard”.
– Sourdough discard?
Somehow, I do not like to call the extra sourdough starter a “discard”, sounds a reject, no good…which it is not…it is just extra that you will not use…
– How different it the sourdough starter waffle when compared to the classic waffle?
The sourdough waffle has a lighter and crispier texture, it is very hard to describe, you really need to try it…it is loaded with small holes due to the starter (yeast).
– Why is sourdough different?
The slow fermentation breaks down the carbohydrate in the wheat making it easier on your gut, so your gut works less during digestion.
– Ready to try?
- 100 g sourdough starter
- 100 g all-purpose flour
- 100 g water
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
Combine the sourdough starter, water, and flour in a medium bowl. Cover and leave at room temperature on the countertop overnight.
In the morning, when ready, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and the baking soda together.
Fold gently the egg mixture into the sourdough.
Preheat and grease a waffle iron. Pour approximately ⅓ cup of the waffle batter into the center of the iron. Close and bake until golden brown, by following the instructions of your waffle iron.
Dust the top of the waffle with powdered sugar and serve warm with maple syrup.
– More recipes using sourdough starter? Check these out…
Did you know that many sourdough bread sold in the grocery stores are not authentic sourdough? They found that many uses different kind of agent to create the sourness such as yogurt, vinegar and so on. Therefore, be very careful when selecting your bread.