Jeff’s been to Alaska many times. His grandmother and many of his aunts, uncles, and cousins live in and around Homer, AK. Last year, he sent me a sourdough starter postcard… but it never arrived. When we returned from our Alaskan honeymoon last month, he surprised me with a sourdough starter postcard (the starter is inside the paper). Only this time, it was hand-delivered. There are many resources on how to make your own sourdough starter; you basically let a mixture of flour and water sit for a few days. The flavor of the sourdough batter pairs perfectly with end-of-summer blackberries and real maple syrup. Hope you like it!
–Leah and Jeff
- 2 cups sourdough starter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 T butter, melted
- Pint of blackberries
- Maple syrup and more berries, to top
- Mix the starter, milk, melted butter, and eggs together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. (Lumps are ok!)
- Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, heat the waffle iron.
- Our waffle iron was a recent gift and is non-stick, so we placed the berries right on about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter. The berries could also be chopped and mixed into the batter.
- Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions, top as desired, and enjoy!