If you are looking for a way to use up your sourdough discard then this is the perfect recipe for you! I want to share my sourdough breadsticks recipe using sourdough discard!
My mom has been making a variation of these breadsticks for years, since I was a kid. And you can actually find the recipe without sourdough here! But I have adjusted and changed a few ingredients so that you can make these with your sourdough discard.
If you maintain a sourdough start, you know its sometimes a pain to use up that discard. But have no fear, this sourdough breadstick recipe is so easy and they don’t take very much time at all.
Want to learn how to make my sourdough bread sticks?
Easy Sourdough Breadsticks
This is an easy sourdough breadstick recipe that you can make using your sourdough discard or your sourdough starter. They are easy to make and are light and fluffy.
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup sourdough discard or starter
- 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
- 4-5 cups all purpose flour you can use bread flour as well
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp kosher salt
In a stand mixer, put your warm water, honey, sourdough discard, yeast and 2 cups of flour. Use your dough hook attachment to begin mixing the ingredients on medium speed.
Add in your salt and olive oil, and another cup of flour.
Continue to mix. Gradually add in the rest of the flour until you have a smooth but not firm dough. You want it to be a soft dough but not sticky.
Let the dough knead for just a couple of minutes until a smooth dough forms. Cover the dough and let sit for while you get your other ingredients and supplies out.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
I like to use a floured surface or a Roulpat to roll out my dough.
Roll the dough using a rolling pin and lightly flour the dough. Shape the dough into a 9 by 13 inch rectangle. Make it slightly smaller as they will stretch as you place them in the pan.
Once you have the rectangle rolled out. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut it in half and then cut those in half the opposite way, so you have quartered it. On the long sides of the pieces, cut 6 strips of dough. You should end up with 12 slices of dough on each side, totalling 24 slices.
Butter or oil your 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
Place the dough strips in the pan placing them right next to each other. Be delicate with this, and carefully place them next to each other. You want them close because as they rise they will connect and bake together, giving you soft sides to your breadsticks.
Once you have all your dough sticks in place in the pan, brush olive oil on the entire surface. Sprinkle them with garlic salt and parmesan cheese. You can also add poppy seeds if you like them.
Cover the pan with a damp tea towel and let them rise for about 25 minutes.
Place them in the hot oven on the middle rack and let them bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let them cool for about 10 minutes before eating. Bes served warm.
Store leftover breadsticks in an airtight container or bag and eat within 2-3 days.
Are you new to sourdough?
Did you know I have tons of sourdough recipes here on the blog? I have been working hard the past couple of years to bring you our favorite sourdough recipes. Whether they are breads, muffins, bagels o even pasta and I even have some desserts too! You can find exactly what you are looking for.
I strive to create easy step by step recipes that explain how and why to make these kinds of recipes. Sourdough is a labor of love. Using your sourdough discard is a great way to have less waste when using a starter, as well as a wonderful way to create amazing foods!
These sourdough breadsticks are a favorite at our house. I can make these on busy weeknights and still enjoy them for dinner! They are great with soup or pastas of any kind!