Crave the good
Discard is simply the unfed portion of your sourdough starter. There is no need to physically discard or compost your excess sourdough starter when there are so many creative ways to use it up!
sourdough discard is a valuable resource for any sourdough baker. It can be used to make delicious bread, brownies, waffles, cookies, and more!
Discard is a fantastic ingredient to have on hand, and once you get into the habit of saving it, you'll be surprised at just how many ways you can put it to use.
Storing excess discard in the fridge is the BEST way of keeping it. Keep a labeled and dated container in the fridge and add discard to it each time you feed your sourdough starter.
There are all sorts of delicious recipes that make use of sourdough discard, so there's sure to be at least one great recipe for your tastes!
The older, or more aged, the discard, the more pronounced the tangy flavors. It's generally best to use within 2 weeks of storing in the fridge.
Avoid using anything airtight, because even though the yeast and bacteria are slowing down due to the lack of food supply and cold temperatures, it doesn't mean they aren't still fermenting!
Using sourdough discard is a great way to add flavor and texture to all sorts of recipes, sweet or savory.