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When starter takes over...

Stephanie Brim's picture
Stephanie Brim

When starter takes over...

I have almost 1200g of starter that's ready to go into bread in my fridge. I need ideas.

I know about the waffles, but I don't have a huge waffle maker. Pancakes? Blueberry muffins? Chocolate cake?

I know that at least part of it is going into pizza dough.  I'm taking 300g out and mixing that with 300g of water and 500g of flour, 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2-3 teaspoons of dry Italian seasoning, and 15g salt.  May add parmesan, too, but not sure.

Another thing on the list of breads to make is a stuffed sandwich for the superbowl. Long, french-style dough, probably containing spices and herbs, to go well with turkey, broccoli, roasted red peppers, and provalone cheese.

I'm also going to try my hand at converting Floyd's baked potato bread to sourdough, but I don't know if that's something that I can do this week or not.

I'll discard some if I have to, but ideas that are *freezable* would be best. HELP!

Marni's picture

There is a recipe you can search for on this site that uses some disgarded starter in chocolate chip cookies.  They are very good.  If you can't find it, I can try to get it here later - sorry - short on time at the moment.

You can also make pizza crusts to freeze and use later.  I've made the whole pizza, cut it up, frozen it and used for an instant dinner later.  Much better than store bought! 

I've also made scones, the recipe might be searchable- I posted it about 3-4 weeks ago, I think.  Very yummy.  Don't know how they freeze.


Wisecarver's picture
Wisecarver (not verified)

Chocolate chip cookies? Fur real?  :-)
Pizza dough balls is a handy one.
I do that and they don't have to be for Pizza later, sometimes they get used for Calzone or meat (Turkey) pies with pine nuts. Mmmmm yummy.