Since we have discovered how delicious and easy crepes can be with this easy sourdough crepes recipe, we actually prefer them over pancakes! Keep it basic with just a drizzle of maple syrup, or dress them up with a whipped cream filling and fruit.
Sourdough starter can be used for more than just bread. I have seen it in a variety of recipes like pizza, crackers, and biscuits. Our family's personal favorite way to use sourdough starter is in these sourdough crepes. They only require a handful of ingredients, are filling, and everyone loves them. Most Saturday mornings, you will find me standing in front of the stove, flipping sourdough crepes on the cast iron skillet and sipping on a cup of coffee.
BENEFITS OF SOURDOUGH
One of the benefits of using sourdough is that the grains are fermented which is beneficial to your gut and can help with digestion. Some people who are gluten intolerant will say that they can tolerate sourdough because of these benefits, but you can also make sourdough with gluten free flour, if that is not right for you.
USING A GLUTEN FREE SOURDOUGH STARTER
I made our gluten free sour dough starter using this recipe, and prefer to use brown rice flour to maintain it. Once your starter is established, you can feed it and put it in the refrigerator where the starter will go dormant while not in use. When you are ready to use the starter again, reactivate the yeast by taking it out of the refrigerator to warm up to room temperature. I typically take mine out of the refrigerator on Friday evening to use on Saturday morning for breakfast.
TIPS FOR MAKING SOURDOUGH CREPES
- We prefer making our sourdough crepes on the cast iron skillet. Make sure your skillet is heated up BEFORE you add the sourdough crepe batter to prevent sticking.
- I pour in about 1/4-1/2 cup of sourdough crepe batter to the skillet and try to spread it thin.
- Wait for the crepe to be almost cooked before flipping to prevent it from breaking.
There are many ways you can dress up these sourdough crepes, like add a whipped cream filling. However, my personal favorite way to eat them is to heat up some frozen blueberries until they are warm and about to burst. Toss the blueberries on top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and drizzle of maple syrup.
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