Sourdough Discard for Your Sourdough Flatbread [Try it!]

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Wondering what to do with all that built up discard? Don’t throw it out! How about a nice sourdough flatbread for dinner! You’ll need your sourdough discard for this one! Follow the sourdough flatbread recipe below, and take a bite!

What is a Sourdough Discard?

A discard is a small portion of sourdough starter, that is typically thrown away before every feed. The discard is brimming with fermented flavors, and is brilliant when included in many sourdough recipes.

What is Sourdough Flatbread?

A sourdough flatbread is a thin bread made with sourdough discard, to add a wonderful textured flavorful twist.

Sourdough bread is a type of naturally leavened bread, that does not require commercial yeast to bake. Rather the naturally occurring yeasts and healthy bacteria from the sourdough starter, are enough to bake a delicious sourdough bread.

Sourdough Discard For Your Sourdough Flatbread [try It!]

How to Make Sourdough Discard Flatbread?

The best way to make use of sourdough discard is through experimenting with a variety of recipes, to produce wonderful baked goods for you and your family to enjoy.

Try this sourdough discard flatbread recipe, for instant satisfaction. Your gut will love you for this!


  • 125g sourdough starter discard
  • 300g all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 120g milk
  • 60g plain yogurt
  • 15g olive oil
  • 7g sea salt


  1. Mix milk, yogurt, and sourdough discard in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour and use your hands to combine these ingredients well, ensuring that there are no dry bits remaining. Once the dough is stiff, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let the dough rest and double in size at room temperature. This should take 8 to 12 hours depending on how warm your kitchen is.
  2. Transfer the dough to a work surface, and divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape these pieces into a ball and cover with a kitchen towel. If you wish to cook these sourdough naan flatbread at a later date, then you can store these dough balls in a container and refrigerate for up to 3 days before cooking.
  3. While the dough rests, preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat for 15 minute. Add a small splash of oil to the skillet, to avoid sticking.
  4. Roll each ball of dough into a flattened oval. Add a sprinkle of flour between each roll to prevent sticking.
  5. Place the rolled dough into the cast iron skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Wait for the sourdough flatbread to fill with air, before removing and moving on to the next one.

Bakers Schedule

It’s important to note that warmer kitchens require less time for the dough to proof.

  • 8 AM – Mix the dough and cover it. Let the flatbread dough rest and double.
  • 4 PM – Divide the dough into separate pieces and shape them into balls. Meanwhile, prepare the cast iron skillet or pan.
  • 4:30 PM – Cook the sourdough flatbread.

How to Eat Sourdough Flatbread

When it comes to eating sourdough flatbread, there is no right or wrong way to it. Simply load it up, dip it in, or top it with your choice of flavorings, for a delectable treat!

Here are some ideas for you:

  • Sourdough flatbread is great for spreading jams, jellies, and marmalades. You can also break the flatbread into little bitesize pieces, and toss this into a fruit salad, for the ultimate, sourdough flavor snack!
  • How about a flatbread sourdough pizza, loaded with your favorite toppings? Try goat cheese, tomatoes, and caramelized onions, for a spectacular flatbread pizza treat. Or, why not make a dessert flatbread pizza, topped with roast cherries, and complete with a generous helping of whipped cream!
  • Why not enjoy this sourdough bread with some flavorful soups. Dip your sourdough flatbread into your favorite soup, and let the bread soak up all the wonderful flavors, before taking a bite. The results are amazing, you’ll find yourself dunking your flatbread more often!
Sourdough Discard For Your Sourdough Flatbread [try It!]

Tips for Making the Best Sourdough Flatbreads

Sourdough flatbreads, are super simple to make and very versatile.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while preparing this sourdough flatbread recipe:

  • Shaping: Feel free to experiment with the shape of your sourdough flatbread dough during the shaping process. The shape of the flatbread will rely on what you intend to do with them. For instance, if you’re planning to make a pizza out of it, then you’ll need thicker edges to produce a nice pizza crust.
  • Cooking Style: Many flatbread recipes will require a cast iron pan or griddle, but you can cook your flatbread on a pizza stone in a 500-degree oven. Do not be afraid to experiment with a variety of cooking styles to suit your taste!
  • Flavoring the Dough: Try different flavors, by adding fresh herbs, seeds, nuts and spices to the dough.
  • Storage: Store the sourdough flatbread in an airtight container kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. Additionally, wrap the bread in a plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

An Absolute Must-Try!

For a sourdough recipe that’ll warm your soul, try this incredibly flavorful sourdough flatbread. Serve with a variety of main dishes, to create a spectacular feast for the whole family to enjoy!

By Natasha Krajnc

Hi! My name is Natasha and I'm specialized in home sourdough bread baking and currently based in Slovakia - a very small country in Central Europe. My bread baking story began in 2011 when I decided to give up commercial yeast. I felt tired all the time (especially after eating bread and other foods made with yeast), I wasn’t motivated to do anything, had trouble concentrating throughout the day, my abdomen was bloated and I was like a trumpet on steroids – basically, I was quite a wreck. I was a big bread lover (and still am) and having to stop eating bread was quite hard at that time but I felt I was on a right way to give my body a chance to heal itself.

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