Skillet Sourdough Pancake with Fresh Fruit and Strawberry Syrup

I decided to “retire” my sourdough starter.  In a few weeks it will be much too hot to run the oven for frequent baking.  Sourdough takes a fair bit of work to maintain, and sometimes I forget.  Today there are two large, parchment-lined baking sheets smeared with sourdough starter on the dining room table.  The idea is to completely dry the starter so that it can be broken into shards and stored in an airtight container.  According to my expert sources, this dried sourdough can be reconstituted and used successfully after months, or even years of inactivity.  I guess we’ll see.  In the meantime, I set aside a small amount of the starter and made this big, beautiful, breakfast pancake. Continue reading…

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