If you’ve got a sourdough starter, your kitchen will smell like an artisan bakery in no time. Souring the water and feeding the starter with regularity ensures that it continues to produce new and lively microbes for your baked goods.
Once your starter has been fed regularly and is thriving, it’s time to begin thinking about what happens next. Do you want to save some of the sponge for a future use?
Do you have too much starter and are eager to get rid of it? Or do you simply not know where to put all that bubbling goodness? Whatever the reason, there are plenty of smart ways to repurpose your sourdough meet-up after every bake.
Reuse your sourdough sponge
The sponge is the most nutritious part of sourdough, so it’s only natural to want to save some of it to use again. Sourdough sponges can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
You can also freeze sourdough sponges in an airtight container for up to six months. When you’re ready to use the sponge again, completely thaw it out in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Once the sponge is ready to use again, feed it as normal and let it sour once more. It should be noted that sourdough sponge is best for one use only.
Collect your sourdough bread
A loaf of bread has a really long shelf life, so it’s the perfect place to store sourdough bread. The best thing to do is to slice the bread after it is baked and store it in an airtight container.
Bread can last for up to three days at room temperature and for up to a week in the freezer. Bread can also be toasted and then stored in an airtight container for up to a month. Bread can be eaten by itself or used in sandwiches or other dishes. Sourdough bread can also be used to make french toast, cinnamon rolls, and bread crumbs.
Sourdough bread can also be used to make Pretzel Croutons. Sourdough bread can be used to make Scones, Bread Pudding, and many more. Sourdough bread can also be used to make Shaped Breads. Sourdough bread can also be used to make Sourdough Bread Crumbs. Sourdough bread can also be used to make Sourdough Pizza Crust.
Sourdough bread can be used to make Sourdough Biscuits. Sourdough bread can be used to make Sourdough Buns. Sourdough bread can also be used to make Sourdough Croutons.
Make bread with the leftovers
After the bread is eaten, you can use the leftover flour and water to make another flavourful loaf of bread. To do this, simply add some of the sourdough sponge to the flour and water before you make your next loaf of bread.
Bread can also be made from sourdough starter and oil; this is known as a sourdough bread with olive loaf. Sourdough bread with olive loaf can be enjoyed as an afternoon snack, but it can also be eaten for breakfast. Sourdough bread with olive loaf can be made by adding sourdough sponge to olive loaves and allowing the olive oil and olives to flavor it.
Sourdough bread with olive loaf can be eaten alone or with a meal. Sourdough bread with olive loaf can be made ahead of time, and it can be frozen for later use. Sourdough bread with olive loaf can be made by using sourdough starter and flour.
Bake with your sourdough bread
Bread is delicious on its own, but it also makes for a great base for other recipes. For example, you can use sourdough bread as a sponge for making a yeast dough.
This will make your sourdough bread suitable for being used as a sponge for other recipes, including pizza and cinnamon rolls. Bread also makes for a great vessel for snacks like pretzels, peanut butter, and other savoury treats.
Sourdough bread can also be sliced and crumbled to make bread crumbs. Bread crumbs can be used to season other dishes or can be baked into breads and other baked goods. Bread crumbs can also be used to add texture to dips, soups, and other foods. Bread crumbs are also a great way to add crunch to snacks and can also be sprinkled over salads and other foods as a flavoring agent.
Save and dry some to preserve it
You can also save some of your sourdough sponge and use it to make another loaf of sourdough bread. This will allow you to use some of your old starter, while also making a new loaf of bread. You can also dry some of your sourdough bread and use it as a flavoring agent in dishes where you require a sour flavor.
You can use sourdough bread as a flavoring agent in baked goods or savory dishes like stir-fries and soups. Bread also makes for a great flavoring agent in drinks like vodkas and wines. Sourdough bread can also be used in cocktail mixes as a flavoring agent for drinks. Sourdough bread can also be used in savory dishes such as mashed potatoes or stuffing.
Freeze and store it for later use
Bread can be frozen, so it’s an easy way to preserve it for when you’re not around to bake. Bread can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. Bread can also be stored in the freezer, so you can save some bread for when you’re ready to make a meal. Bread can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six months.
Bread can be thawed out in the refrigerator for 24 hours before being used. Bread should only be used once and should never be refrozen. Bread should only be used for baking, and it should never be eaten as a snack or used for flavoring other dishes. Bread should never be saved for later use, because it will never be as flavorful or delicious as when it was made from real sourdough starter.
Use it to make another loaf of bread
Bread can be made from sourdough starter and flour, and you can use this starter as a base for another loaf of sourdough bread. For example, you can use sourdough sponge as a base for making pizza.
Bread can be made from sourdough sponge by adding sourdough sponge to flour and water. Pizza can be made with sourdough bread by adding pizza sauce, cheese, and other toppings. Sourdough bread can be eaten as is or made into pizza. Sourdough bread can be made ahead of time and it can be frozen for later use.
Sourdough bread can also be used as a sponge to make other baked goods such as cake, bread, pretzels, and shaped bread.
There are many ways to repurpose your sourdough after each bake, and the best thing to do is to make sure that you are feeding your starter regularly. If you’re keen to see what’s going on in there, you can experiment with other ways to use your sourdough sponge, such as making bread from it or using it as a sponge for making another loaf of sourdough bread.