There is nothing worse- and I mean nothing worse than having in your hands a perfectly good starter which you have to get rid of. Yes, discarding is an important step (maybe?) when it comes to making your starter and making viable but it is so hard to part with that little baby of levain you’ve raised. So, to remedy that true grief, I’ve gathered up links of sourdough discard recipes
I’ve organized my round-up along two different axis- meal-type and rise time. To begin with I have put the recipes under the header of the meal-type and under that are the links that are organized by rising time. The shortest rise time towards the header and the longest towards the bottom.
Now onto the Sourdough Discard Recipes. Happy baking!
Sourdough Waffles from Cultures for Health rise time: no rising
Sourdough English Muffins from A Chick and her Garden rise time: eight-plus hours (overnight)
I made these muffins Wednesday morning and boy were they a hit. They’re a bit different than the store-bought ones- more fluffy less flat, more flavorful but not as full of those nice gluten pockets. 10/10.
Sourdough Biscuits from King Arthur Flour rise time: no rising
Sourdough Crepes from Cultures for Health rise time: no rising
Sourdough Spelt Muffins from Cultures for Health rise time: 7-12 hours
I actually made these this morning. I would rate the recipe a 4/5. The main issue was that my starter was really elastic-y and would not mix in well with the other ingredients. I added a bit more flour to make it stick to itself less. Turned out great but a bit dense (maybe because I added more flour).
Pizza Crust from King Arthur Flour rise time: between 4 hours and overnight
Sourdough Soft Pretzels from King Arthur Flour rise time: no rising
Herb Sourdough Crackers from Homestead and Chill rise time: between 30 min and several hours
Double Chocolate Sourdough Brownies from The Gingered Whisk rise time: none