Sourdough Brownies

Rich and fudgy, these sourdough brownies are the ultimate chocolate-y treat! The addition of sourdough starter to the brownie batter gives the brownies a deeper flavor and keeps them extra moist for days. A gooey, chewy center combined with a deliciously shiny and crackly top are requirements of every good brownieAnd not only does this recipe deliver, but it’s a wonderful way to use sourdough starter discard.

Sourdough Discard Brownies

Ingredients – 1 cup butter (16 tablespoons, 227 grams) – 2-¼ cups granulated sugar (450 grams) – 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (56 grams) – 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (85 grams) – ½ cup sourdough starter (120 grams) – 3 eggs – 1 tablespoons vanilla extract – 1-¼ cups all purpose flour (150 grams) – 1 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional) – ½ teaspoon baking powder – 2 cups chocolate chips (optional)

Transfer the chocolate mixer to a large bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer) and stir a few minutes to cool. Add the sourdough starter, eggs and vanilla and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.

Sourdough Brownies

Sift in the dry ingredients- the flour, sea salt, espresso powder and baking powder- and stir the chocolate mixture until well combined. Mix in chocolate chips.

Step 2

Spread the brownie batter into a prepared 13×9 pan and bake.

Step 3

Sourdough starter discard adds just the right among of moisture and flavor. This is a delicious way to make downright perfect brownies with your extra sourdough discard. Plus, two different types of chocolate- semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder- give these an extra rich depth of flavor.

Fudgy Sourdough Brownies

These sourdough brownies are rich, fudgy, and loaded with chocolate. The sourdough discard has extra acidity that gives the brownies a deeper flavor and helps them stay moist for days. Melting the butter with the sugar helps give the brownies a shiny top and chewy center. This recipe is a great way to use some of that sourdough discard and make some of the best brownies ever.

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