Wondering what to do with your discarded sourdough starter? Why, crunchy, delicious, salty, herbaceous, lavosh crackers of course!

They make a delicious savoury or sweet snack and require only a few ingredients - your discarded sourdough starter, mixed with a bit more flour (you can use all-purpose, whole wheat, or rye), some olive oil, salt and dried herbs.

That’s it. Super simple. 


You'll Need

  • 200 grams (about 1 cup) mature sourdough starter (100% hydration)
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons (12g) rye flour*
  • 3 tablespoons (32g) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Salt, for topping

Baking Steps

  1. In a bowl, combine sourdough starter with flours, olive oil, herbs and salt. Mix to combine, kneading until the dough comes together in a smooth ball.
  2. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  3. Position oven racks in the upper 1/3 and lower 1/3 of oven; preheat to 180C. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  4. Cut dough in half; put one half back in the fridge while you roll out the other. Cut dough again into 4 smaller pieces.
  5. Roll out each piece into an oblong rectangle. You can do this with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, or using a pasta roller for super thin crackers. 
  6. Lay out two oblongs of dough side by side (not overlapping) on each baking sheet.
  7. Spritz or brush lightly with water; sprinkle with flake salt.
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crispy, rotating the pans top to bottom and back to front part way through baking.
  9. Let cool, then transfer crackers to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
  10. Lavosh will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.