I have got a confession to make: I am one of those people that made sourdough during the lockdown.
Actually, I became obsessed with it, and I tried to follow as many recipes as possible with my lovely starter: pizza, bread, pancakes, pretzel; you name it, I have probably done it (hundreds of times, with a decent amount of successes and some “interesting”, less successful, results).
I attempted several “miraculous recipes” for sourdough starters, that promised me everything: an unbelievably bubbly bread, the crunchiest pizza ever, the most amazing fluffy pancakes, a new shiny car (spoiler alert: I still have my super old car and all the entartaining noises it makes).
All of these recipes had one thing in common, something that I could never accept in my life: at some point of the development of my starter, I had to discard half of it. I know, I don’t make the rules, but there was no way that I was going to put perfectly good starter in the bin. NO. WAY.
I had to come up with something that would give my discard the glory it deserved: it was just a small piece in the world of sourdough, a world that doesn’t show any mercy or compassion towards my half starter, but I couldn’t be just a spectator or even worse the perpetrator of such a horrific action. I had to do something. (Yes I know I am such a drama queen).
So I started a very long research process on google, all the baking books in my flat, youtube, instagram, my mum, and I came up with a super tasty recipe that I promise you, won’t let you put your discard in the bin ever again. These little snacks dont last more than 24 hours in the house, so I warn you: if you have guests around and you are planning to serve them these crackers, have some backup snacks because I am sure they will be all gone by the time your friends arrive!
Ingredients for one tray of crackers:
-unfed sourdough starter, 130g
-white strong flour, 130g
-olive oil, 60g
-melted butter, 35g
Ingredients for the topping:
-red onion, 1/4
Equipment you need:
- Preheat the oven to 180° fan assisted
- Mix together the flour and sourdough starter
- In the meantime, melt the butter
- Mix the butter to your dough
- Add the oil and knead until you have a smooth texture
- Cut the onion finely
- Take the greaseproof paper you are going to use on the tray, cut as much as you need
- Put your dough in the centre of the paper and using a rolling pin, flatten your dough until you get a 3-4 mm width
- Spread the onion on your dough and gently push it
- Spread the salt evenly
- Cut the dough in squares
- Put in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden
Are you obsessed with sourdough as well? Did you come up with interesting recipes? Let me know!