Sunday, October 3, 2010

Guest Post: Sourdough Crepes

Jenn, also known as The Leftover Queen, was one of the first food bloggers that I ever discovered. As you'll soon see, her recipes are both delicious-looking and absolutely gorgeous. Plus, she hosts my favorite foodie blogger event, The Royal Foodie Joust, and she is the creator and manager of The Foodie Blogroll. Man, this woman keeps busy! Thanks, Jenn!

I was really excited when Beth asked me to guest post while she she is away this week. She and I have been blogging buddies for a while and I always like support a friend. In this post I am going to share with you one of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes – sourdough crepes. I was inspired to make these from another blog, Sarah's Musings.

I came across her blog post when I was looking for new things to do with my sourdough starter. With just two people in the house, I found myself struggling to use my starters every week. I have a whole wheat and a spelt starter. I usually make this recipe with my whole wheat starter, since I use my spelt starter more often.

Sourdough is a great way to start baking bread in a more healthful and traditional manner. Many people with gluten, or wheat intolerance (not Celiac's), myself included, have found that it is easier to digest wheat products that are sourdough. We love serving these sourdough crepes with butter, berries, Brunost (Norwegian whey cheese), maple syrup or berries in syrup with either nitrate free bacon or pasture raised sausage on the side. Enjoy!


1 cup sourdough starter

2 eggs

2 TBS melted butter

¼ tsp salt

1/4- ½ cup milk

extra butter for cooking


Preheat your 8” or 10” cast iron skillet on the lowest temperature. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Once skillet is hot, add a tsp of butter to the pan and let it melt. Then add about 1/3 cup of batter to the pan. Tilt the pan in a circular motion to be sure the batter evenly covers the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, and then carefully flip, cooking for about another 30 seconds. Repeat - don't forget to add more butter before each crepe. I usually heat my oven to 200F, and place each crepe once it is finished on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep them all warm until they are all cooked and we are ready to eat.



  1. Good post, Jenn. While I love a good crepe, I'm in the minority in this household, so I'll have to save your recipe for a day when I'm alone. Can't wait to try it, though. :)

  2. Yum! Jenn's crepes look wonderful. I really need some courage;) to get a sour dough starter going...!

  3. Jenn AKA The LeftoveOctober 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    Thanks guys! I hope you have a chance to try them! They are really good!

  4. So you just use the sourdough starter to make the crepes? Wow...that's a neat concept. :) I love crepes - as does my hubby. I'm pulling for you to figure out the gluten-free sourdough recipe. Hugs!!


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