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flatbread with sourdough discard

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

What is sourdough discard? If you're preparing to bake bread, you have your starter which you feed a few times a day. Throughout the day it rises and you only take a small portion of that to start your need feed so you end up with discard. Essentially its just fermented flour and water.

If you've ever baked with starter you'll know you always have so much discard. Here is one way you can use it up - with these delicious zaatar flatbreads! You can top these with pretty much anything!

No kneading needed for these. I made 4 small flatbreads with this but you can certainly use ore starter for a bigger portion.


85g sourdough starter

85g plain flour

40g water

1 tsp olive oil

Pinch of salt

For the topping:

2 tbsp zaatar mix 2 tbsp olive oil Hummus and/or veggies to serve

1️ Add the starter to the water and mix. Add the flour, oil and salt. Mix together until flour is mixed well in there but no need to knead (no pun intended) cover with a towel and let it rest for 1 hour.

2️ Transfer to floured surface & cut into 4. Roll them out roughly into four small circles or whatever shape you like. Place on a lined baking tray.

3️ Preheat oven to 190°C.

4️ Mix 2 tbsp zaatar with 2 tbsp olive oil and spoon onto each flat bread and smooth with the back of the spoon. Bake for about 15 mins. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 15 mins before serving. Enjoy!

You don't need to have starter discard to make these. You can also make them with instant dry yeast. You can find my recipe for that here.


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