Made good use of my sourdough starter last night and this morning, as a proper fairwell to the living bubbly goodness I've kept alive for over a month now (3 months is my record!). I expect nothing more of myself than to put it in the fridge and completely forget about it, only to find it and throw it away in 2 months, but hey, maybe I'll surprise myself this time and actually feed it weekly! Anyway, Last night - sourdough pizza crust (amazing King Arthur Flour recipe - the only flour I'll use #floursnob), and this morning, my gluten and white-sugar free take on classic dutchbaby pancakes. It's pure
Buckwheat-Sourdough Berry Dutchbaby Pancakes Full Recipe:
Preheat oven to 425F
In a cast iron skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter and set aside (can use ghee or coconut oil if Paleo, also)
In a blender, combine until well-mixed and frothy:
3/4 cup coconut milk (if not using eggs, use about 1/4 cup more of coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup raw organic honey
1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
1/3 cup sourdough starter, unfed
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp buckwheat flour (if not using sourdough starter, use a total of 1 cup buckwheat flour)
Layer the bottom of the skillet with berries (we used raspberries and blueberries), and pour the batter from the blender over and around the berries.
Place in the oven on a middle rack, and bake 20 minutes until cooked through.
Take out of the oven when done, and quickly dot with 1 tbs butter (optional), 1/4 - 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice, and/or more honey or maple syrup (again, optional). The lemon really adds flavor, but the rest is up to you. I was daydreaming about how good some fresh dollops of whipped cream would be...
Cut into slices and serve immediately.
Check back in a few days for my January Wolf Moon Meal themed "Howling in Hunger". I'll be sharing my thoughts on the importance of indulging in traditional family recipes, especially during the holidays, to stay banded to our own "Wolf Packs" and keep memories alive, and the equally as important tradition of "cleaning up" our diet after the holidays. When we eat mindfully, healthy and clean as a normal lifestyle, we enjoy ourselves and feel don't feel guilty when we eat foods in celebration outside of our normal daily diet. I'll share some information on the Blood Sugar Adrenal Axis, the addiction/craving cycle of having a diet imbalanced with carbs/sugar and what happens in our bodies and minds when we're caught in that cycle, and the importance of spending some time breaking that cycle to eat more mindfully and healthy on the daily. I'll also explain what happens in our bodies and brains when we go through a detox diet, and why it's so emotionally jarring (think: addiction/withdrawal). For my recipe, I'll be sharing a totally "clean" recipe to kick off our month long "detox diet". Think: Whole30ish-friendly.