10 Ways to Use Your Sourdough Discard in Everything from Pizza Crust to Banana Bread

There’s no getting around it: When you bake sourdough bread, you end up with starter discard. Sometimes, a lot of it. Luckily you can use sourdough discard in recipes; here are some favorites. The Best...

Table Talk w/ Tara Jensen: Quarantine Baking Edition

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 22 days ago

With the country on lockdown these past few months, baking has seen a major boom in quarantine kitchens. From comforting loaves of sourdough to fluffy cakes, cookies, and whole lot in between, baki...

"Capture wild microbes and turn them into bread – for science!"

by MikeG 1 month ago

I don't think this has been posted before, but particularly in light of the recent spate of sourdough-related posts/threads, I thought some people might be interested in contributing (data) to this...

Bread making

by emeldag 1 month ago

I have been trying to make sourdough bread without success. My levan never floats even after 15 hours . What is the secret of making what is supposed to be an easy bread? I wonder if one could d...

Sourdough Starter from Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Acme Bread's bakery in Ferry Plaza has been giving away sourdough starter on a first come, first served basis. This video from Michael, an Acme baker, shows how to refresh the starter. Acme Bre...

Sourdough Bread

by raberbm 3 years ago

I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough bread and I'm wondering if the enamel covered metal pan with lid will work. Its one of those blue ones with white speckles.

Bernal Heights sourdough starter giveaway

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In the time of novel Coronavirus when the shut-in populace is cooking at home and bakers yeast is sold out from every source, neighbors in San Francisco are sharing sourdough starter. This offer w...

Sourdough Starter not rising and hardly any bubbles

by jdauray 1 month ago

I purchased a sourdough starter in 2019, which I never used, and was a month expired. The quarantine had just started so I thought I would still try it. I also figured I would try one from scratch ...

SF Sourdough Revisited

by mtskeeter 5 years ago

Thank you for all of the very helpful responses! Can someone comment on why there is only one game in town (Boudin) when it comes to sourdough bakeries? Did the old bakeries up and die and take the...

Ad Astra Bread Company | Other Brother Beer Co - Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

So I've just learned that Ron Mendoza has been giving away his test batches of bread this week of the soon to open Ad Astra Bread Company located inside Other Brother Beer Company brewery. However,...

Grover Beach Sourdough | SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In November I had a chance to check out Grover Beach Sourdough for the morning meal. Open for six months at that point by SF Bay Area escapees who also operate The Spoon Trade Restaurant across the...

Sourdough Starter Help?

by Briennewitt 2 years ago

I started a sourdough starter last week using Nancy Silvertons method. I fed it last night and again this morning but it doesn’t look very active. Is this normal?

I killed my sourdough starter, help!

by Chandler114 2 years ago

So....I have this starter, feed it every other day, it's nice and active, beautiful. I wanted to make some bread so I pulled it out at 11 am, fed it, did some stuff and around 2 pm it didn't rise a...

Why isnt my sourdough starter ready?

by Chandler114 2 years ago

So if anyone saw my last post I killed my sourdough starter. Luckily, I remembered I had the "discard" pile in a jar. It wasn't as much, but it was my original starter just very, very hungry. I hav...

I discarded too much starter and I panicked. Did I ruin it?

by Chandler114 2 years ago

Today is day 5 of my sourdough starter. I'm using King Arthur whole wheat flour (except on day 3 when I used all purpose but I've been using wheat since.) Last night and this morning it had a ve...

Sourdough from homemade starter

by silsurf 2 years ago

I have been making bread at home since watching Michael Pollans doc "Cooked". The results have been mixed, but today's loaf was as good as anything I have ever had, just loved it. Part of my que...

Sourdough starter trouble

by Sour_Baker 2 years ago

My starter is 13 days old. I’ve been following the Northwest Sourdough videos for making a starter, 50/50 white whole wheat. I only feed once a day like the videos instruct but my starter is maybe ...

Sourdough turned into batter?

by ksoviero 2 years ago

After making sourdough dough, I let it sit out on the counter for ~4 hours, beating it back down occasionally so that it didn't overflow... Now, I'm trying to knead it for the second rise and i...

Sourdough starter not rising - help!

by biondanonima 7 years ago

So, I decided to try starting my own sourdough starter from scratch last Saturday, using King Arthur whole wheat flour and water. It's quite cold in my kitchen these days (under 65 degrees), so I ...