Recipe: Make sourdough crumpets from excess sourdough starter

Feeding a young sourdough starter often results in waste. Make the most of your excess starter for a quick breakfast or snack.

Recipe: Nicola Galloway

Feeding your sourdough starter with fresh flour and water is inevitable to keep it healthy, even if you can’t (or don’t feel want to) use the discarded concoction. That’s why Homegrown Kitchen author Nicola Galloway, whose honorary third child happens to be a sourdough starter, created an tasty way to avoid starter waste.

Sourdough Crumpets


¾ cup sourdough starter
¼ teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar


In a bowl combine the starter with baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well and cook immediately while the soda is active.

Drop spoonfuls of the batter into a hot skillet and cook until golden on both sides.

Makes 5 to 6 crumpets


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