Depending on your perspective, Sourdough Crepes are "tangy" crepes, or really thin sourdough pancakes. Either way they are a favorite in our house.
We eat them like regular crepes, for breakfast, dinner or dessert depending on what we choose for a filling. These were breakfast with some yogurt and a bit of jam and chocolate syrup.
The best way to get sourdough starter is to find a friend that has some. It only takes a tablespoon or so, added to some flour and water, and you will soon have your own luscious bubbling pot of sourdough. The best information on creating and caring for sourdough starter is on Sourdough Home.
Don't be intimidated by crepes. They are really easy to make. You just need to remember some wisdom I gleaned from the one and only episode of Giada at Home I saw:
"The first crepe is for the dog."Giada de Laurentis
No matter how many times I make them, the first one never comes out quite right. Which is fine, I nibble on that as I make the rest since we do not have a dog. Ha Ha!
Don't have sourdough? Try our traditional Crepe Recipe. It's just as easy, without the tangy sourdough taste.
- ¾ cups sourdough starter
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1-2 teaspoon sugar (depending on how sour the starter is)
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda (dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
- Heat an 8 inch non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Combine starter, milk, butter, egg and sugar in a medium bowl. Add dissolved baking soda and mix thoroughly. Batter will be thin.
- Spray pan with cooking spray. To test if the pan is at the right temperature, place a tablespoon of batter in the middle, if it cooks completely in 20 seconds the pan is ready. Adjust the heat up or down if it cooks faster or slower.
- Respray pan if needed. Pour ¼ cup of batter into pan and swirl until completely coated. Cook for 20-30 seconds until crepe looks cooked and edges just begin to brown, flip, cook for another 20 seconds to brown the other side.
- Remove from pan place on a plate and cover with a clean towel to keep warm until finished cooking the remaining batter.
- Serve with a variety of toppings and let each person top as desired. Either roll or fold into quarters to eat.
Until next time, happy eating!
I love the idea of sourdough, but still find it a bit intimidating. I really need to try it one of these days!
It is just flour, water and yeast, nothing to be afraid of. (says the woman intimidated by pie crust...) 🙂
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
I love crepes--never did I think of sourdough crepes--such a great idea.
I love sourdough anything and these sprang from me having to use some starter up one morning.
Making crepes always scare me. I didn't know there were starters. Def will try now.
Crepes sound intimidating but if you spray the pan well and keep a vigil on the temperature mine always come out fine after the first one - that's almost always a disaster.
Jamie @ Medium Sized Family
I used to keep sourdough around. There are so many things you can do with it! I should try it again.
I just stash mine in the fridge and take it out a day or so before I want to use it give it some warm water and flour and it is growing again in no time.
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
I love sourdough, and these crepes look yummy! Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty - you're lovely! 🙂
Life With Lorelai
Thanks, Lorelei. We love these.