Put that sourdough discard to good use with our creative recipes. Want to make a batch of decadent brownies? Looking for unique pancake recipes? See our recipes below for unique ways to use up your sourdough discard.

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Easy sourdough discard recipes

Sourdough brownies

Put your sourdough starter discard to good use with these rich and indulgent chocolate brownies, topped with crunchy salted pretzels and a pinch of sea salt.

Squares of chocolate brownies topped with pretzels, sat on a teal blue background

Sourdough breakfast buns

Make brilliant use of any left-over sourdough starter with these pillowy breakfast buns, filled with citrus fruit, thyme and a sticky brown sugar filling. This recipe comes from The Gin Trap Inn, Norfolk.

A golden, swirled bun filled with a brown sugar filling

Pepperoni pizza

What better way to use up that starter than with pizza? Follow our simple steps and expert tips for a perfect homemade pepperoni pizzas to trump any takeaway.

Homemade pepperoni pizza cut into four slices

Sourdough pancakes

Make the most of leftover sourdough starter with a stack of fluffy pancakes, flavoured with brown butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

Three sourdough pancakes in a pan with a stack by the side

Sourdough cookies

Bake a batch of moreish chocolate chip cookies with your sourdough discard. We've added rye flour for a nutty depth of flavour.

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A light blue background topped with golden chocolate chip cookies

Sourdough discard tempura

Put your sourdough discard to great use by mixing with sparkling water to create a batter for green veggies. Serve with soy sauce as an easy vegan starter.

A white plate topped with fried broccoli in batter

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