With homemade sourdough becoming more popular, I’ve had many people ask me, “What else can I make with my sourdough starter?” and “Can I use leftover sourdough starter in other recipes?“
The answer, of course, is YES! Besides making delicious sourdough bread (such as this no-knead sourdough bread), you can also use any leftover or discarded sourdough starter to make pancakes, biscuits, rolls, and other baked goods!
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Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes
Besides also reducing food waste, re-using your sourdough starter in other recipes is a great way to try new recipes and learn more about how sourdough works.
Sourdough waffles with the option to use a true sourdough starter or yeast, for a more intense flavour and a nice chewy texture. Fluffy inside, crispy outside, and the batter is waiting for you when you wake up!
An easy overnight sourdough focaccia bread that has a wonderful chewy texture. Full of airy bubbles, concorde grapes, rosemary, and sea salt, it’s the perfect snack to serve with cheese or a charcuterie platter.
What’s your favourite recipe using leftover sourdough starter? Share it in the comments below!
Chef Markus Mueller
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