Saturday, October 13, 2012

Daniel Tiger breakfast

Chloe watches daniel tiger's neighborhood and requested i make the strawberry pancakes she saw on the show.  Of course she did not take the time to write down the recipe so i converted my standard pancake recipe to have strawberries.  Check the fridge... crap no fresh strawberries.  Looks like we have a mostly empty costco bag of frozen strawberries... but frozen berries have like no flavor to speak of.  Well if we macerate the strawberries I could use the juices to flavor the syrup and the extra sugar would probably help the strawberry chunks.  Here it is..

Strawberry Sourdough Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup

Defrost and rough chop
3 cups frozen strawberries (before chopping)

Add to strawberries, mix, and set over strainer, collecting juices (about 5 minutes)
1 T white sugar

Combine with collected juice in small sauce pan, heat & simmer on med-low for 3-5 minutes to slightly thicken then set aside
1/2 cup Grade A or B maple syrup (i prefer B because it tends to have a slightly smokier flavor)

Mix together part one
2 cups white sourdough starter (I refreshed my starter the night before to 50% hydration = equal parts flour to water)
2 egg yolks (save whites, see below)
2 cups light sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk

Mix together part two
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup traditional rolled oats
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

Whip to soft peaks
2 egg whites

Add part one into part two and mix until combined (ok to leave occassional lumps).  Gently fold in egg whites until for the most part combined but you should still see a few streaks / peaks of egg whites in the batter.  If you kept mixing you'd likely deflate the egg whites -> not the end of the world.  Finally gently fold in chopped strawberries, taking care not to turn the batter pink.

Cook pancakes (i use a 50% ratio olive oil / butter for greasing the skillet in between sets), pour syrup over and eat.