We are so sad to not be able to serve sourdough pancakes to our community at Crabfest this year, as we have done for the past 32 years, but want to do our part to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our 4-H families are joining together to continue this tradition, in a slightly different fashion. Our 4-Her's will receive a cup of sourdough starter this year, assembled by Barbara Zimmerman, in containers donated by Cost Savers of Kodiak. By Memorial Day, they should have enough to:
If your family is really missing our pancake breakfast this year, feel free to reach out to one of our 4-H families, to see if you can get your hands on some sourdough starter!
We will also be posting photos of our 4-H members with their pancakes, as soon as we get them! Stay tuned....
Feeding your starter (as explained in video):
Thursday evening: 1/4 cup warm water, 1/3 cup flour
Friday: 3/4 cup warm water, 1 cup flour
Saturday: 1 + 1/2 cup warm water, 2 cups flour
Sunday: 3/4 cup warm water, 1 cup flour (once or twice depending on amount you need..if only doing once, feed it in the evening)
Note: Leave sourdough on counter, covered with towel in between feeding. Sourdough should be bubbly each morning when you check it. That indicates it is alive and well!
If you weren't able to get a kit, and want to do this event with us, we copied some excellent information about starting your own sourdough from this excellent book
As always, many thanks to our 4-H parents, who always (and especially now) are imperative to keeping 4-H alive!
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775