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Bohemian Baby
I found the recipe for "Oh So Fluffy" pancakes, which this is based on, in Sourdough A to Z by Wardeh Harmon and Erin Vander. Many other sourdough recipes, instructions for starting and caring for a sourdough starter may be found on their website at Gnowfglins Traditional Cooking School. I started my starter using the DIY directions at Mike's Bread Shop. That page also has suggestions for purchasing or otherwise obtaining a ready-to-go starter.
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  • 2 cups Sourdough Starter
  • 1 tbs olive or corn oil
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • herbs, extracts, or flavorings to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water Any of the following
    • Fruit
      • 1 cup chopped, pureed, or dried fruit.
      • 1-2 tbs sugar, honey, maple syrup or sucralose (artificial sweetener)
      • Spices, such as cardimom, cloves, allspice, ginger
      • Extracts, such as vanilla, anise, mint, almond
      • Chopped nuts
    • Hearty
      • 1 cup chopped cooked meat
      • 1 onion, chopped
      • 1 teaspoon or 1 clove garlic
      • 2 carrots, chopped
    • Southwestern
    • Mexican
      • 1/2 lb Taco Meat
      • 1 cup refried beans
    • Breakfast
      • Cooked Breakfast Sausage
      • Cooked bacon
      • Scrambled eggs
      • Shredded cheese
    • Other
      • Try adding cocoa and extra sugar or sugar substitute to sweeten.
      • Add carob powder and extra sweetner.
      • Add nuts
      • After it's cooked, add cool topings, such as lettuce, whipped topping. fresh fruit, or fried, scrambled, or poached eggs.
      • Any set of toppings that you might use on a pizza or omlett will work here.
      • Add corn meal instead of flour for Southwestern or Mexican variants.
I prefer to make this in a 14 inch cast iron skillet. You may make it in any pan which is about 45-50 square inches. Larger or smaller pans may also be used, but quantities will need to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease bottom and sides of cast iron skillet or other pan.
  • Put on burner, and set on low heat.
  • Mix together oil, egg, salt, sweetner (if using), and spices.
  • Add sourdough starter
  • Mix water and baking soda
  • Add flour or water or milk to make the texture that of a pancake batter.
  • swirl in the water and baking soda mixture rapidly.
  • Pour entire batter, and desired fillings into hot pan or iron skillet.
  • Place in preheated oven (350 degrees).
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cut with pizza cutter into 6 slices. Serve hot. Top with syrup, honey, powdered sugar for a fruit Bohemian Baby. Top with lettuce or salsa or other condiments if preferred on hearty, Southwestern, breakfast, or Mexican variants. Top with other condiments if you prefer. Serves 6.
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