sourdough recipes


It is against my nature to discard sourdough starter so I have a container of discards in my refrigerator. Are there recipes that I can bake using cold strter straight from the refrigerator?

badge posted by: taya on August 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm in Baking, sourdough
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reply by: cwcdesign on August 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm


There are so many recipes for your unfed sourdough starter including waffles or pancakes (same recipe), carrot cake, chocolate cake, an apple flatbread, pizza dough and English muffins. This is just a start and you can find them all under the recipe heading. Also, there are several blogj posts on using your unfed starter.

Hope this helps, Carol

reply by: hickeyja on August 15, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Taya, Welcome to the Circle. I have a recipe posted for a yeasted (or sourdough) muffin that works very well with 'discards'.

Also, as Carol mentioned, there are a number of threads about using discards. Jan

reply by: Irene@KAF on August 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

Discarding sourdough starter grates my frugal Yankee nature, but I soon realized using it all up or even storing it would be a problem! Any recipe that calls for "unfed" starter can help, as well as the our recipes for waffles, pancakes, chocolate cake, pizza and others. You might also consider freezing or drying the starter - directions are on our sourdough primer page under education. Irene @ KAF

reply by: hickeyja on August 17, 2011 at 12:11 am

Here are a couple of more recipes that can help use up those discards. If you poke around on the WildYeast site, you will find a lot more.... Jan

reply by: cowgalhuny on August 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm


reply by: cwcdesign on March 03, 2012 at 4:17 am

Bringing this back up, too.

reply by: GinaG on March 06, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Another great recipe source for starter discard (with gorgeous pics):