Rosemary Sourdough Discard Crackers

Food for Daise
by Food for Daise
25 Crackers
1 hr 2 min

Food waste is putting a huge strain on our planet. It might not seem like the most obvious contributor but food waste which is unsustainably disposed creates gases such as methane which, on the scale we are currently wasting, is a significant factor in climate change. According to UK charity WRAP ‘not wasting good food and drink would have the same positive environmental impact as taking 1 in 4 cars off UK roads.’ It’s also just plain unnecessary in a lot of circumstances.

By using up leftovers, old tired veg and things that you might not ordinarily consider making part of your meal, we hope that we can share some useful ideas and encourage some creative frugality in the kitchen.

Sourdough is delicious and has become a very popular lockdown pastime for many people. If you are one of those people (and if you aren’t we’re sure you know someone who is) then you will know that you regularly have to discard some of your starter when feeding it. When we first tried making sourdough years ago, we were guilty of just throwing it straight in the bin but here’s some great news fellow can cook with this too!

There are many delicious things you can make with your discard but these crackers are super quick and easy to make so are a great place to start.

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Rosemary Sourdough Discard Crackers
Recipe details
  • 25  Crackers
  • Prep time: 50 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 2 min
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  • 240g (2 cups) Plain Flour
  • 500g Sourdough Discard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 120g (1 stick) Butter (melted)
  • 8 Sprigs Rosemary
  • Black Pepper (for seasoning)

Melt the butter
Put flour, sourdough discard, salt, and chopped rosemary into a mixing bowl and combine
Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and combine until it forms a dough
Put dough in cling film and into the fridge for 30-40 minutes
Preheat the over to 200C/180 Fan/Gas Mark 6 (whilst the dough is chilling)
Take dough out of fridge and roll out onto some baking paper until about 1mm thick, (depending on the size of your tray you may need to do this in batches. Keep any dough you aren’t immediately rolling out in the fridge to stay cool)
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut into your desired shape
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the crackers and prick a couple of times with a fork
Bake for around 10-15 minutes, until golden brown
These go fantastic with any type of dip, cheese or just as a snack!
  • You can add any type of herb that you like or even a spice ie: smoked paprika for a smoky taste
  • You can make the cracker what ever size and shape you like
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  • Alex Alex on Nov 05, 2020

    Great way of using up leftover sourdough!

  • Joyce Joyce on Mar 26, 2021

    ingenius! Drives me crazy to waste food! Love this idea and love rosemary! Does anyone out there have a conversion chart they would like to share? Don't know how to convert metric to standard.