When I got home one of the first things I did was feed my sourdough starter. It’s about three years old and I want to keep it thriving. In the morning, I had too much to put back in the jar so I looked in my Sourdough Cookery book and found a recipe for Sopapillas. They sounded like a good breakfast for one.
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons shortening
cooking oil for frying
Measure starter into a bowl. Mix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add starter to dry mixture and stir to moisten. Put on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth, add flour if necessary. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Roll out to ¼ inch thick and cut into small squares. Drop a few at a time in hot oil (400 degrees) and fry until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, or serve hot with honey.
Hope you didn’t count the sopapillas in my final picture. Several had to be “tasted” to make sure they were coming out OK! Then I sat down for my breakfast treats with a cup of woodstove-perked coffee.
I really liked this recipe because I didn’t have to wait for the dough to rise. Also, I cut it in half. After all, sopapillas are best warm right out of the frypan!
Do you have any favourite sourdough recipes? -- Margy