Baking with Sourdough Discard

Don’t let your discard go to waste! This week on IGTV our editor-in-chief, @brianharthoffman, will be demonstrating three ways to use up your sourdough discard. If you’ve recently gotten into the sourdough craze and have some discard on hand, we have three delicious recipes that’ll make the most your sourdough starter’s castoff. First things first, if you’re interested in creating your own starter, we have a recipe and tutorial full of tips and tricks. Once you get it live, you’re a few short steps away from delectable sourdough bread and having plenty of versatile discard at your disposal. Sourdough discard can be used in a variety of recipes, but this week, we look to some of the sweeter uses for it. Tune in to our Instagram (@thebakefeed) to see how easy it is to add discard to rich, fudgy brownies, a delectable chocolate loaf cake, and tender, flavorful scones.

1. Sourdough Discard Brownies

Don’t ditch your discard—make these Sourdough Discard Brownies instead! For the first day of Sourdough Discard Baking, we’re sharing how to make these ultra rich brownies. They get an irresistible tang from the discard and are topped with plenty of melty dark chocolate and flavorful pecans. They’re the ultimate solution to your discard woes.

2. Sourdough Discard Chocolate Loaf Cake

This chocolate loaf is one of our favorite ways to use up discard. The slight tang enhances the deep chocolate flavor and prevents the cake from being too sweet, which also makes it the perfect canvas for all kinds of customization. Simply pair it with a cup of coffee for an afternoon treat or add a nice dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries for an elegant dessert. The possibilities are endless!

3. Sourdough Discard Scones

Sourdough Scones

These scones are simple enough for everyday breakfast and elegant enough for your next home brunch or high tea. They’re great with cream and jam or honey butter. You can add any dried fruit, nut, or chocolate chip or chunk combination you like. If you like a bit of spice, try adding a pinch of cinnamon and some chopped candied ginger. Whatever add-ins you choose, you can’t go wrong!

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