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Easy Sourdough Discard Recipes

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Sourdough starter discard should never be thrown away! These easy and quick recipes are perfect ways to use your leftover sourdough starter discard – straight from the jar!

How to use your sourdough discard

When you are first starting out with your sourdough starter, its hard to know what to do with your leftover sourdough discard at feeding time!

These recipes are perfect for beginner sourdough bakers because they are all easy and quick!

Are you new to sourdough? Read the Ultimate Guide to Sourdough for Beginner’s to get the answers to all your questions!

What kind of sourdough starter do I need for these recipes?

These recipes all use 100% hydration sourdough starter discard, or a starter that is fed equal amounts of flour and water by weight.

Read up on feeding your sourdough starter the easy way, and then get baking!

My sourdough starter is new – can I still make these?

Each of these recipes uses your unfed sourdough discard. Because you aren’t using active sourdough starter, most of these recipes still rely on either baking soda or baking powder (or both!) to get their rising power. These recipes are just a fun way to not waste your sourdough starter, and to add some great sourdough flavor to more baked goods.

These recipes are also a fun way to use a starter that goes beyond a loaf of bread!

What will these recipes taste like?

The sourness level of these recipes will depend on your starter and how long it has been since you fed it last.

Starters that have been recently fed will have a milder sourdough flavor.

Starters that have not been fed for a while and have been sitting in the fridge in an inactive state for a week or so will have a more pronounced sourdough tang.

Do you have extra sourdough discard on hand? Make sure you have some saved for emergencies. Cover all your bases by learning how to dry sourdough starter!

Easy Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes

These easy and quick recipes are perfect ways to use your leftover sourdough starter discard! Never throw your discard away again!

Need even more sourdough inspiration? Check out Sourdough Dessert Recipes and quick sourdough recipes you can make under an hour!

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  1. Oh my gosh, I am drooling at your topping/flavoring choices. And beer in the dough sounds amazing – I mean, pizza and beer go together well anyway, so combining them? Genius. There was a definite learning curve to grilling the pizza, but it looks like it worked out deliciously! YUM!!

    1. Yes, grilling the pizzas definitely takes a learning curve, and I think I need to give it a few more attempts, but it tasted great! 🙂

  2. You know, I've never grilled pizza but I've always heard good things. Looks great! I think I'll give this go!

    1. Thanks! It wasn't hard, just tricky to get the timing down at first. You kinda get the hang of it… Also, I just checked out your blog and LOVE IT!!

  3. Jenni, your pizza looks SO GOOD! I'm drooling on my computer screen. Love the beer in the crust (brilliant!), love the Hawaiian-chicken-BBQ toppings (I will have to remember that for my next pizza), and love that you grilled it. I want a piece!

  4. The colours on your pizza are beautiful. Hawaiian pizza is already one of my favourites (mm, pineapple), but you've taken it to a whole new delicious level!

    I'm really intrigued by the idea of grilling pizza. It sounds great. I must give it a go when the sun comes back. 🙂

  5. Beer in the dough and pineapple and jerk seasoning on top? No wonder you guys were planning your next pizza cookout while eating it! The pizza looks sooo good.

    Appreciate all your comments at my blog, Jenni. I'm glad Sourdough Surprises came along to inspire me to try out more recipes, so thanks. Looking forward to more adventures with you all!

  6. Not only is this pizza gorgeous and the combination of flavors is wild (Hawaii meets Jamaica) – especially loving the beer in the dough..it's so perfect..brewer's yeast plus SD wild yeast!

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