I have a love of pancakes that is well documented on this site, and sourdough pancakes were prey I had not yet hunted. At first I thought it was the recipes I was using, but eventually I had to admit that this is just the way sourdough pancakes are. Maybe the sourdough pancake recipe I’ve been looking for isn’t a recipe for pancakes at all. So I gave up on sourdough pancakes and started making sourdough waffles instead. The waffles are great—full of air and as crispy as potato chips—and I forgot about sourdough pancakes altogether.