Category Starter Recipes

Whole Grain Peach, Blueberry and Lavender Sourdough Galette

Lately I’ve been creatively working my sourdough starter into baked goods around my kitchen. It started with my desire to reduce the “waste”1 of feeding my starter one to two times per day and eventually I began to fully realize the significant amount of flavor in that fermented flour mixture. You can find my recipes for sourdough pancakes, banana bread and waffles but this is my first mention of a dessert with sourdough in the crust and it’s fantastic. This whole grain crust is everything you want in a pie or galette crust: buttery, tender, flaky and packed with flavor.

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  1. As I’ve mentioned in the past we can’t really look at it as waste since it is actually food used to keep our culture alive!

My Top 3 Leftover Sourdough Starter Recipes

Should we take a break from baking bread for a bit? How about just one entry… Trust me it will be worth it when you try even just one of my top 3 leftover sourdough starter recipes. Plus, it’s still considered baking if we’re using a starter, in a roundabout kind of way, isn’t it? This post presents a few ways we can utilize our excess sourdough starter discarded at each feeding (refreshment), and since my sourdough starter is fed twice daily,  I usually have excess starter in the morning and evening. Many see this excess as “waste” but it’s something that can be used for many things besides going into your compost bin. After all, this waste can be seen as food for our culture and is essentially a levain we would use to give life to otherwise inert flour.

If you named your sourdough starter like I have (hey, Brutus1!), you’ll be singing their name each weekend when you use your fork to cut into crispy waffles, light and fluffy pancakes, and deliciously nutritious banana bread.

I’ve made the waffles & pancakes so many weekends the process has become ritualistic.

The following recipes are tried and true here in my kitchen. I’ve made the waffles and pancakes so many weekends the process has become ritualistic: mix the batter the night before to ferment overnight, wake and finish mixing, and then get cooking.

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  1. My starter was donned Brutus after trying to get a few of his kin created unsuccessfully. I was just in the middle of reading a brief history of Julius Caesar and the name seemed appropriate for such a stubborn character in my life.