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Sourdough Discard Crackers with Rosemary and Olive Oil

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This is the easiest cracker recipe with the best results. Only four ingredients, 5 minutes of mixing and an hour of baking results in the crispiest most flavorful sourdough crackers ever! #starter #flatbread #discardonly #realfood #cheese #appetizer #snacks #sourdough #wisetraditions #nourishingtraditions

 

I’m not going to lie. These sourdough discard crackers are too good and too easy.

Way, way, way too easy. If you have an hour, some sourdough starter discard, olive oil and salt you can whip up a batch of the crispiest crunchiest crackers with incredibly big sourdough flavor. I apologize in advance if you get addicted to these crackers. But at least we can be addicted together.

 

A pan of sourdough discard crackers fresh from the oven.

 

100% Hydration Sourdough Starter

This recipe calls for a sourdough starter discard that is 100% hydration. For those of you not familiar with this term it means that the flour and water weight are equal. I keep my starter at 100% hydration so I can have a consistent starter for writing recipes. All my recipes now call for 100% hydration starter. While it’s not critical to the success of sourdough baking it keeps things much more organized and makes following my recipes a lot easier.

If you are new to sourdough or want to refresh your memory on some of the most used terms, health benefits and instructions you can visit my free sourdough guide, Demystifying Sourdough – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Sourdough Starter – Why It’s Better For You – And How To Start One.

 

A pan of freshly baked sourdough discard crackers are super crunchy and flavorful.

 

What Makes These Crackers So Easy?

No Extra Fermenting  

One of the most exciting things about these delicious crackers is the fact that you don’t need to take the time to further ferment the dough. You will be using fully fermented sourdough discard, most likely the portion that you remove from your sourdough jar prior to feeding in the preparation for baking.  Fully fermented = easy to digest and more nutritious!

No Rolling Needed

I’ve written other sourdough cracker recipes like my Rustic Sourdough Butter Crackers and my Sourdough Cheddar Crackers. They both start with a stiff dough that ferments overnight and and then needs to be rolled really thin the next day.  I love those recipes but the ease of this no roll batter is astounding.

 

A pan filled with sourdough discard cracker batter is ready for the oven.

 

 

This is the easiest cracker recipe with the best results. Only four ingredients, 5 minutes of mixing and an hour of baking results in the crispiest most flavorful sourdough crackers ever! #starter #flatbread #discardonly #realfood #cheese #appetizer #snacks #sourdough #wisetraditions #nourishingtraditions

 

A pan of sourdough discard crackers fresh from the oven. #realfood #fermented #Sourodugh #starter #discard

Sourdough Discard Crackers with Rosemary and Olive Oil

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

The lightest and crispiest sourdough discard crackers with the best flavor. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a large bowl combine the discard, olive oil, salt and half the rosemary. Whisk well to combine. The batter should be smooth without any visible oiliness. 
  3. Line a half sheet pan (18x13) with parchment paper. Spread the batter out to the edges of the pan in a smooth even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the remaining rosemary and some (2 grams) flaky salt if desired. 
  5. Place the sheet pan in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes remove the pan and use a pizza cutter to score the batter into cracker sized squares. Or you can skip this step and break the crackers when fully cooked. 
  7. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for 30 more minutes. 
  8. Remove the baked crackers from the oven and allow them to cool completely before breaking them along the scored lines. Store them in an air tight container.

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This is the easiest cracker recipe with the best results. Only four ingredients, 5 minutes of mixing and an hour of baking results in the crispiest most flavorful sourdough crackers ever! #starter #flatbread #discardonly #realfood #cheese #appetizer #snacks #sourdough #wisetraditions #nourishingtraditions

 

 

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Kimberly Kluckman

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

These are sooo good! They never make it to a container! Yum yum. Thanks for an awesome recipe

Butter For All

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi Kimberly!

These are the comments that make my day! Thanks so much for leaving feedback :)

-Courtney

vee

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

the best sourdough crackers !!!! thank you !

Lisa Q

Thursday 4th of February 2021

These are incredible! I also sprinkled flake salt on the top along with the second half of the rosemary and it gave them a great saltiness that I appreciate on a cracker. I will be bumping up my starter just so I can make these. Super easy, super delicious. Thank you for this recipe! :-)

Butter For All

Friday 5th of February 2021

Hi Lisa!

Thank you so much for the feedback! I also add a little flaky salt to mine, you know what's up!

It is truly my pleasure,

Courtney

Judy

Thursday 28th of January 2021

Do you use straight discard or do you feed discard and use the fed discard 1:1:1 to get 100% hydration again?

Butter For All

Friday 5th of February 2021

Hi Judy,

You can use straight discard for a crispy, flatter, sour cracker. Or you can use freshly fed starter that is allowed to at least double and get a lighter, loftier cracker. It's up to you! Both are good. :)

Maude

Friday 22nd of January 2021

I used to keep a tiny starter. And then I found this recipe. Yummy.

Butter For All

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Yes, Maude!

LOL! Exactly!

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