SOURDOUGH FOCACCIA RECIPE
This is such a simple, forgiving, and adaptable recipe that I very nearly brushed off writing it up. Focaccia is a pleasure for me to make because of its versatility and variability. Savory or sweet; two-day fermented or same-day baked; in a round or spread out in a pan; it's going to be delicious just about any way. I'll note the plentiful options and side-routes you can take in the process along the way!
This recipe yields one full pan (approx. 9 x 13 in) of focaccia or two rounds (approx. 10 in diameter) of focaccia, and can be topped with just about anything you desire.
Tip: Make sure your toppings are sliced thinly, or else they can weigh down the focaccia and lead to soggy pockets. My current favorites include coarse sea salt, garlic, and rosemary; cherry tomatoes and basil; peaches, herbes de Provence, and goat cheese; and pesto and nuts.
SOURDOUGH FOCACCIA: TOTAL FORMULA BAKERS PERCENTAGES
SOURDOUGH FOCACCIA PROCESS
SOURDOUGH CREPE RECIPE
The sourdough discard lingering in the back of your fridge, probably for a few weeks, is perfect for this recipe. Sourdough crepes mix up incredibly quickly, cook in lightning speed, and are very versatile: They can be sweet or savory, for breakfast or dinner, or be customized for a big group or just for two.
Recipe yields 6 - 8 crepes, depending on pan size.
SOURDOUGH CREPE PROCESS
SOURDOUGH BANANA MUFFIN RECIPE
The two constants in my kitchen are overripe bananas and excess sourdough starter. I prefer banana muffins to their denser companion, banana bread, which I always struggle to cook through. Plus, these are easy to freeze and then thaw individually when you need a sweet treat for breakfast!
Recipe yields 12 muffins.
For a dairy-free alternative, replace the butter and sour cream with vegetable oil, and use 1/2 cup honey in the streusel instead of the butter and brown sugar.
SOURDOUGH BANANA MUFFIN PROCESS