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[30 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,522 views]
Sourdough Pancakes: Four Meals in the Four Corners

Sourdough likely originated in Ancient Egypt at around 1500 BC, and was probably the first form of leavening. Sourdough was the main bread made during the California Gold Rush, the Klondike Gold Rush, and the Colorado Gold and Silver Boom of the late 1800′s AD.
The bread became so common that “sourdough” became a general nickname for the gold prospectors — especially in Northern California. Conventional leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda were less reliable at the altitudes and temperatures faced by the prospectors. The sourdough starter had to …

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