Unfed Sourdough Starter Recipes products

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Soft, scrumptious,...

Soft, scrumptious, and sourdough: pretzels from your "discard" starter.

…right, throwing away this starter you've been feeding, and coddling, and nursing into maturity with regular meals and draft-free, comfortably warm counter-time. Why is it, anyway, that feeding sourdough requires you to discard a cup of perfectly good (albeit unfed) starter as part of the process? Well…

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Buttery Sourdough...

Buttery Sourdough Buns: a new take on sourdough

…, right? We test, test, test recipes, then test some more, until we come up with something we feel is good enough for you, our readers, to try. As always, we welcome your feedback. It takes a community to make a really good, recipe, right? Let's start with some starter – 1/2 cup (about 4 ounces),…

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Sourdough English...

Sourdough English Muffins

…muffins are DA BOMB; and C) Sourdough English Muffins aren't generally available at your local supermarket. While this recipe doesn't require your sourdough starter to be fed, I like the vigor of a fed starter; it helps the muffins rise. Beginning with 4 ounces of dormant starter, I add 4 ounces each King…

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Save that sourdough!...

Save that sourdough! Turning unfed starter into yummy pizza crust.

…-tasker. Not only does it slip easily into place among its 38 brethren in the recipe database; it solves a problem. Yeah, the “What's for dinner” problem, for sure. But also the “What to do with that cup of sourdough starter I'm supposed to throw away” issue. Throwing food away? It's anathema to…

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Save that sourdough!...

Save that sourdough! Cinnamon-Apple Flatbread

sourdough doesn't have much leavening ability. It's the feeding that gets the yeast going. Use unfed starter in a yeast bread recipe strictly for flavor (and to use up the starter); not for its leavening power. OK, are we straight here? You don't HAVE to throw away that cup of starter prior to feeding

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Ultimate Sourdough...

Ultimate Sourdough Baguettes: NOT for the birds.

sourdough starter? If you feed your sourdough before using, the loaves will rise better; but if you're in a hurry, unfed sourdough will simply lend its flavor, while the yeast in the recipe takes care of the rise. Combine the following in a mixing bowl: 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water 2 cups sourdough starter,…

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Fougasse: less ...

Fougasse: less (middle) is more (crust).

starter has softened and developed bubbles. Now, if you don't want to wait for an overnight starter, you can substitute 1 cup of sourdough starter – either fed starter, or unfed (right from the fridge). This is a great use for that cup of starter you'd otherwise discard, prior to feeding your sourdough.…

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Maintaining your...

Maintaining your sourdough starter: food, water, and time

…yeast. Remove all but 4 ounces starter. Use this “discard” to make pancakes, waffles, cake, pizza, flatbread, or another treat; Buttery Sourdough Buns is one of my favorite "unfed" sourdough recipes. Or, simply give to a friend so they can create their own starter. Add 4 ounces lukewarm water and…

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