Wondering what to make with sourdough starter? Here is a list of 5 sweet sourdough recipes in which you can put your starter to work! This post contains both sourdough sweet recipes using discard starter and fed starter.
A sourdough starter is a collection of wild yeast and bacteria that feed off a mixture of flour and water. The sourdough starter has many uses - it can be used as the yeast component in a recipe in which case you need an active and recently fed starter full of happy yeasts.
Or, if you're looking for what to do with sourdough discard that hasn't been fed, it can be used in sourdough discard recipes. In this case the sourdough discard recipe is relying on the acid component of the starter which is created by the bacteria in there. This is usually mixed with a leavener like baking soda which together with the acid creates the rise.
Here are 5 Sourdough Dessert Recipes
Sticky sourdough buns
These are super light and fluffy sourdough sticky buns with a cinnamon filling and a sticky walnut caramel coating. They're essentially sourdough cinnamon rolls but with the crunch of nuts and without the need for cream cheese frosting!
Sourdough Chocolate Cake
A decadent chocolate cake with sourdough starter. Filled with creamy chocolate buttercream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.
Sourdough Peach Cobbler (with Flaky Sourdough Biscuits)
This sourdough peach cobbler features sweet and jammy peaches topped with tender, buttery sourdough biscuits. This is a sourdough discard starter recipe.
Sourdough Danish Pastries
Delicious and flaky sourdough danish pastries leavened with butter and sourdough starter. They’re topped with a sweetened lemony cream cheese and berries, or vanilla custard and peach slices.
Sourdough Lemon & Blueberry scones.
These sourdough lemon and blueberry scones are so soft and tender, filled with juicy plump blueberries, lemon zest and topped with lemon glaze. This recipe uses sourdough discard starter which helps give them an extra tender crumb.
Have you made any of these sweet sourdough recipes? Tag me and let me know! @home_grown_happinessnz