I enjoy watching Yukon Men, Alaska – The Last Frontier, and similar TV programs. They need a good breakfast to start their day. The traditional Yukon breakfast is sourdough hotcakes which is famous for its delightful flavor and good nourishment. If you want something more interesting than bacon and eggs for breakfast try these hotcakes.
Take 1 c. of your SOURDOUGH STARTER, place in your mixing bowl (pottery or glass or stainless steel). Add 2 c. of warm water and 2 1/2 c. of flour. Mix thoroughly, cover with wax paper or plastic. Set in warm place overnight (about 12 hrs.). Take out 1 c. of the batter, put into container as your starter for the next baking, before taking the next step. When ready to commence making hotcakes add to your batter:
1/4 c. of warm milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. melted shortening or cooking oil
Mix together, then add 1 egg. Do not beat, but, mix well. Let stand about 10 min., then fry in LIGHTLY greased HOT frying pan. Use 1 tbsp. of batter for each pancake.
More delicious varieties of pancakes can be made by experimenting. Here are a few variations to help you – all from basic batter.
BACON – sprinkle diced bacon over the batter after it has been spooned into the pan, on to the uncooked side before turning.
HAM – add 1/2 c. of chopped ham over batter after being spooned into pan.
CHEESE – add grated cheese over top.
APPLE – add chopped or grated apples and sprinkle a little cinnamon or nutmeg over batter after it has been spooned into pan before turning.
BANANA – slice thinly – place on top of batter after it has been spooned into the pan.
BLUEBERRY – drop on top of batter after it has been spooned into the pan.
Keep your fork