Here are some of my favorite sourdough recipes using sourdough starter, which are not just your basic sourdough bread.
Using sourdough starter to ferment the flour first makes it healthier, too as it breaks down the phytates in the flour. This helps with digestion and mineral absorption. The tangy taste of sourdough makes the baked goods delicious and brings a lot more flavor.
Sourdough Lemon Muffins
These fluffy sourdough lemon muffins are tender, moist drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for an afternoon snack.
Baked Sourdough Cinnamon Doughnuts
These are fluffy cake-style baked sourdough doughnuts generously dipped in a cinnamon sugar coating.
Sourdough croissants are deliciously buttery, flaky and once you make them you can’t help but feel darn proud. Making croissants with sourdough starter is a pretty drawn-out process, but it is not actually difficult.
Sourdough Pizza Bases
This sourdough pizza dough has excellent texture and flavor, so a simple topping is best. The sourdough pizza dough itself is the star.
Sourdough Puff Pastry
Homemade flaky sourdough puff pastry is delicious and decadent. Real butter in between the layers is so much more flavourful than store-bought puff pastry, which often doesn’t use butter.
This pastry uses discard sourdough starter.
Sourdough Banana Bread
An easy, soft sourdough banana bread. You can bake them as mini loaves, or as one large loaf. I love adding candied ginger to this delicious sourdough banana bread for something extra.
These step by step sourdough baguettes have a classic, crunchy sourdough crust and a light and airy, chewy interior.
Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes
These delicious, light and fluffy sourdough pancakes are so easy to make. The main batter is made the night before and uses up your sourdough starter discard.
Sourdough Strawberry Muffins
These easy sourdough strawberry muffins are tender, moist, and bursting with strawberry flavor. They’re topped with a crispy streusel that adds the perfect crispy texture.
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Muffins
These sourdough chocolate chip muffins use a discard starter to create tender and delicious muffins. They’re buttery and flavorful, with lots of chocolate chips. The muffins can be baked immediately, or the batter can be fermented in the refrigerator overnight.
New-York Style Sourdough Bagels
These sourdough bagels are delicious and thick with that iconic chewy crust. They are easy to make and naturally leavened with sourdough starter.
Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Deliciously soft, scented with cinnamon and studded with raisins. This sourdough cinnamon raisin bread is great to eat fresh, or toasted and slathered with butter.
Soft and tender, this sourdough brioche bread is so good. Brioche dough is extra enriched, with lots of butter and eggs so the crumb is wonderfully rich and tender. It’s delicious when made into brioche French toast!
Sourdough Danish Pastries
Delicious and flaky sourdough danish pastries leavened with butter and sourdough starter. The dough is similar to sourdough croissants but it’s more enriched, with milk, egg and a touch of fragrant cardamom.
Soft Sourdough Dinner Rolls
They’re tender and soft. Serve them as sourdough dinner rolls, or roll them a little bigger and use them as sourdough burger buns. They can be made by hand or in a mixer.
Sourdough Hot Cross Buns
Spiced, a little bit sweet and a lot fluffy. These sourdough hot cross buns have the signature sourdough tang.
Sourdough English Muffins
These sourdough English muffins are little bread rounds, leavened with sourdough starter and cooked in a pan. They’re toasted on both sides to create a crisp outer but have a lovely soft texture inside.
I hope you enjoyed this selection!