Keeping a sourdough starter is a bit like taking care of a pet. Regular feedings will keep your starter happy and active and ready for baking.
But what if your starter is more active than you are?
Some days I don’t have the time or energy to bake artisan-style sourdough loaves. And if I don’t bake something with my starter, it will overflow and make a mess of the kitchen.
So today, I’m sharing with you my lazy, go-to recipe for using up sourdough starter discard: cinnamon quick bread.
Sourdough discard cinnamon quick bread shares a lot of similarities to Amish Friendship bread. Both recipes blend the sourdough tang with cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg to make a tasty dessert loaf.
But unlike Amish friendship bread, my sourdough discard cinnamon quick bread doesn’t use sugar in the starter, nor does it have a sugar-covered crust. Instead, my recipe has an optional glaze to sweeten the crust, and you can use your sourdough starter in whatever stage it’s in: fed, unfed, immature, or matured.
If you’re interested in my latest recipe, check it out on my bread blog, BreadbytheHour.com. I’ve provided step-by-step instructions for making my bread, and you can follow along with pictures if that makes it any easier when you bake.
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