There's no hard and fast rule saying that keeping a sourdough starter means dealing with an endless amount of discard waste.
In fact, not only are there great methods for keeping a zero-discard sourdough starter; but sourdough discard itself is a wonderful ingredient to bake with.
It not only adds a delicious sourdough flavor to savory baked goods, but it builds a subtle and seriously rounded out base in sweets.
You'll find that baked goods made with sourdough discard are usually extra tender and soft, too.
Here is a list of over 20 inspiring baked goodies to get you going on your no-waste sourdough journey:
Crackers are probably the simplest, quickest way to use up sourdough discard. Here are a handful of seriously delicious variations:
Donuts, muffins & scones
Using discard in your sweets is a downright simple and affordable hack to amp up the flavor of your baked goods. These muffins, donuts and scones do just that:
Cookies & Cakes
Want to take that discard baking up a notch? try out one of these mouth-watering recipes:
There are countless ways to use discard, from breakfast til dessert, your starter has you covered. Here are a few seriously creative and simple recipes for inspiration:
And there you have it! 20 simple and delicious ways to get you started on your journey using discard that don't involve the trash can, garbage disposal, or compost bin.
Shout out to the inspiring bloggers who contributed their delicious recipes and beautiful photos to this list.
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