Wednesday, March 2, 2022

15 Sourdough Discard Dessert Recipes

If you have sourdough starter, then you have sourdough discard to use in recipes.  Don't throw it away because you can use it sourdough discard dessert recipes.  These 15 delicious dessert recipes use sourdough starter or sourdough discard.

Dessert Recipes Using Sourdough Starter

If 2020 did anything, it reinforced the fact that we need to be self-sufficient.  I hadn't made sourdough starter in several years, but I started a new starter so we would have bread.

Since you discard half of your starter each week when you feed it, you'll have a lot of sourdough discard to use up.  Use it to make sourdough starter desserts like cookies, cakes, scones, and more.

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What Can I Do With Too Much Sourdough Starter?

One can only eat so much sourdough bread.  I mean homemade bread is amazing, but we don't go through that much bread.

We use the discard to make other recipes.  Earlier, I posted how to make sourdough pancakes from discard and several sourdough starter breakfast recipes and these .  These recipes are all sourdough discard desserts.  

Don't have a starter made?  Learn how to make a sourdough starter without yeast.

Do You Have to Discard Sourdough Starter Each Time You Feed It?

Technically, no, you don't have to discard part of your sourdough starter.  However, if you don't remove part of it, you'll end up with an insane amount of starter that will need a lot of flour and water to feed.

Why Do You Discard Half the Sourdough Starter?

It's just to keep your starter at a manageable amount.  You could feed all it if you wanted a lot of sourdough starter to make sourdough discard dessert recipes or other recipes.

If you are meal planning or making freezer meals, you may want more starter.

What's the Difference Between Sourdough Discard and Sourdough Starter?

Sourdough discard and sourdough starter are the same thing.  Sourdough discard is what you remove from your starter each week before you feed it.  

As long as you use your starter before feeding it, you can use sourdough starter in these sourdough starter desserts. 

Can I Use Sourdough Starter Straight From the Fridge?

You can use your sourdough discard or starter cold directly from the fridge.  It might take longer for your recipes to proof while the discard warms up, so keep an eye on them.

Get a free printable with step by step directions to make your own sourdough starter.

Sourdough Discard Dessert Recipes

Here are 15 delicious sourdough starter desserts.

Sourdough Texas Sheet Cake

Avoid waste and use up that sourdough discard with this decadent and rich Sourdough Texas Sheet Cake recipe. Full of chocolatey flavor, and made easily in a sheet pan, this is the PERFECT sourdough chocolate cake recipe. Topped with a perfect buttery, chocolate frosting, loaded with crunchy pecans.

Sourdough Donuts

These sourdough donuts are light and airy with a complex flavor thanks to the sourdough starter.  Eat them plain or drizzle with white or chocolate glaze. 

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy with crisp edges. They are loaded with coarsely chopped milk chocolate, nutty browned butter, and sourdough discard. You'll love these! 

Sourdough Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

These Sourdough Oatmeal Walnut Cookies have a beautiful mix of chewy oats, crunchy walnuts, aromatic nutmeg. So very delicious! 

Blueberry Sourdough Scones

These blueberry sourdough scones are light and flaky with crispy crumbly edges, juicy blueberries, and fresh thyme. 

Sourdough Shortbread Cookies

Sourdough Shortbread Cookies! Buttery shortbread cookies are enhanced with powdered sourdough discard. These cookies have an absolutely haunting flavor. 

Plum Apricot Sourdough Galette

Plum Apricot Sourdough Galette – beautifully rich from the colors of baked plums and apricots, all tango-ing with the best pie crust ever!

Cranberry Crumb Sourdough Coffee Cake

In this moist, buttery Cranberry Crumb Sourdough Coffee Cake, fresh cranberries provide a tart contrast to the sweet vanilla pound cake and double layer of rich, walnut-crumb topping. Perfect for a relaxing weekend morning or afternoon snack. 

Sourdough Brownies

Sourdough brownies are a rich, fudgy indulgence and our favorite sourdough discard desserts. This delicious brownie recipe, made with sourdough discard is packed with chocolate flavor and a tender texture that you simply can't beat.

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies are a delicious way to use discarded sourdough starter. Also a great way to reduce kitchen waste! 

Sourdough Peanut Butter Brownies

The sourdough peanut butter brownies are sublimely moist with a barely perceptible tang. The delicious ribbons of peanut butter running over the fudgy interior made them delectably soft! 

Chocolate Sourdough Cake 

This decadent and rich chocolate sourdough cake recipe is a show stopping dessert! Made with sourdough starter, this is a fun recipe to use your starter in a way that isn’t bread. Rich, moist, and so chocolatey, and topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake is a dream come true for chocolate lovers!

Sourdough Discard Coffee Cake

This sourdough discard coffee cake is so easy to make. It is sweet, delicious, and the perfect way to use your discard! 

Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies

Sourdough adds a deeper flavor and a bit of tang to these sourdough peanut butter cookies.  Add chocolate chips or leave them plain for a delicious treat.

Sourdough Blondies

These sourdough blondies have a crackly crust and a rich butterscotch flavor.  Sourdough discard makes them lighter than a regular recipe.

Which one of these sourdough discard dessert recipes will you try?

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