The Easiest Sourdough Discard Bread

The Easiest Sourdough Discard Bread

Sourdough discard? Don't toss it! Instead, transform it into the easiest and most delightful sourdough discard bread.

Welcome to the world of sourdough magic! If you're an avid sourdough baker, you're likely no stranger to the concept of sourdough discard.

Rather than letting that precious discard go to waste, we have a delightful solution for you - The Easiest Sourdough Discard Bread Recipe. 

With just a few simple ingredients, you can transform that discarded sourdough starter into a heavenly loaf of bread. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a sourdough newbie, this recipe is a must-try. It’s easy, quick and you will absolutely love the flavour.  

So, roll up your sleeves, and let's get baking!

 

The Easiest Sourdough Discard Bread ☁️🤍

 

Ingredients:

3 ½ cups ap flour (+ more for flouring the surface)

2 tsp sea salt

1 ½ cups water

1 ¾ tsp instant yeast

½ cup sourdough discard (unfed sourdough starter)

  

Instructions:

  1. In a ceramic or glass bowl, mix your flour, warm water, instant yeast, salt and sourdough discard.
  2. Use the Breadsmart Danish Dough Whisk or wooden spoon to gently bring all the ingredients together into a shaggy dough. It doesn’t need to be super smooth, just ensure that all of the ingredients are mixed.
  3. Cover the bowl and set it somewhere warm for 1-2 hours (we used the oven with just the light on – it’s a great trick that works like magic!). Your dough should double in size.
  4. If you want to bake your bread in the Dutch oven, you will have to preheat it for 45 min in the oven (at 430F. Which means removing your dough for that if you are keeping it in the oven as we did).
  5. Once your dough doubled in size, you can take it out of the bowl and put it on the floured parchment paper. Using Breadsmart Smart Scraper works great to easily remove your sticky dough from the bowl.
  6. Shape your dough into a ball shape with the Smart Scraper or with your hands.
  7. Score your dough with Breadsmart Lame. This is the step to get creative with your patterns!
  8. Carefully take your Dutch oven out of the oven and remove the lid. Use the parchment paper as a handle to gently place your bread inside the Dutch oven and add 2 ice cubes on the side around the bread (this will create steam that will help the bread to rise properly and get extra delicious) then put the lid back on.
  9. Bake in the oven, with the lid on for 30 minutes at 430F.
  10. Then remove the lid of the Dutch oven and bake for a further 15 minutes at 390F. Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool before you slice it!

Enjoy!

 

And there you have it – your very own homemade sourdough discard bread, born from the remnants of your sourdough starter. As you slice into that rustic, golden loaf, you'll be met with the satisfaction of turning something humble into something extraordinary. 

Happy baking! 🍞🤍

 

 

Recipe inspired by The Pantry Mama: https://www.pantrymama.com/the-easiest-sourdough-discard-bread-youll-ever-make/

8 comments

Breadsmart

Breadsmart

Laura, you can put them on the outside or the inside of the parchment paper. We find that placing them on the outside works better as it doesn’t touch the bread dough.

Laura, you can put them on the outside or the inside of the parchment paper. We find that placing them on the outside works better as it doesn’t touch the bread dough.

Laura

Laura

Do you put the 2 ice cubes on the inside of the parchment paper??

Do you put the 2 ice cubes on the inside of the parchment paper??

BIlly Jo

BIlly Jo

I have made this bread several times in a bread pan and it comes out like a brick and about that size. How can I make it rise more

I have made this bread several times in a bread pan and it comes out like a brick and about that size. How can I make it rise more

Breadsmart

Breadsmart

Holly, as Debbie mentioned, sourdough discard comes from the sourdough starter (it’s a base for making sourdough bread). You can find the recipe for the sourdough starter by following this link (pages 20-22):
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0036/0297/2770/files/Breadsmart_Guide_ea9a1067-54e5-432a-a6ae-dc4df2f8fca8.pdf?7923970454252813051

Holly, as Debbie mentioned, sourdough discard comes from the sourdough starter (it’s a base for making sourdough bread). You can find the recipe for the sourdough starter by following this link (pages 20-22):
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0036/0297/2770/files/Breadsmart_Guide_ea9a1067-54e5-432a-a6ae-dc4df2f8fca8.pdf?7923970454252813051

Breadsmart

Breadsmart

Nancy, the size of our Dutch oven is 3 Quart/2.8 L.

Nancy, the size of our Dutch oven is 3 Quart/2.8 L.

Nancy

Nancy

I have looked all through the recipe and can not see the size of the dutch oven that you used.

I have looked all through the recipe and can not see the size of the dutch oven that you used.

Debbie

Debbie

Holly, the discard used in the recipe is the by-product of a sourdough starter. This is assuming that you have a sourdough starter already. A starter is a live active culture made from fermented flour and water.

Holly, the discard used in the recipe is the by-product of a sourdough starter. This is assuming that you have a sourdough starter already. A starter is a live active culture made from fermented flour and water.

Holly

Holly

Hello!
I’m confused, how do we get the discard used to make this recipe, if THIS is the recipe for the Discard? lol!

Hello!
I’m confused, how do we get the discard used to make this recipe, if THIS is the recipe for the Discard? lol!

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