Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sourdough Shortcake

Sourdough gets into everything I bake these days. And I'm not one bit sad about it. I picked strawberries yesterday and decided to make a shortcake. I looked up several sourdough shortcake recipes -but they all looked too complicated so I dug out my mama's shortcake recipe and revised it for sourdough.

I honestly had no idea if it would raise or be edible but I thought it was worth a try. And well. It turned out!




  Sourdough Shortcake

1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups flour
1 cup water

Mix together, cover and ferment on the counter for 4 hours.
The mixture with be thick.

Then add:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
 1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and pour into a greased 9" pan.
Sprinkle with sanding sugar. 
Let rest 30 minutes before baking.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Enjoy!
Hope



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  2. Thanks Hope! I too am guilty of making everything sourdough but I never tried shortcake. I'll be trying this as soon as my berries are ripe.
    Gina

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    1. I feel more guilty about discarding half of it than I am using sourdough for just about anything. As a result, I have 4 containers of starter from one batch. I'll continue to use it in just about anything. Why not? This shortcake recipe sounds like something I'll try immediately.

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  3. Looks great! My sourdough starter died off on me (*tears) but I'm going to try for it again once we're back home from a week away next week. :D

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