It’s another sourdough recipe! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a sourdough recipe. I saw this recipe and I was immediately interested.
This recipe is extremely easy to whip together, and best of all, you get brownies at the end. I am always on the lookout for new ways to use my sourdough starter, and this was a really good alternative.
I’ve experimented with putting sourdough starter in sweet baking before, but never brownies, and my intrigue got the best of me. I found the original recipe here, and the only change I made was to double the amount of chocolate (half because I love chocolate and 4 ounces didn’t seem like a lot, and half because I only had unsweetened baking chocolate and I wanted to make sure that the sourdough was there, but not in your face, so I added sweet chocolate too).
These are really easy to make and yield some pretty great results. Highly recommend!
Yield: 1 9×13 pan of brownies
4-8 oz. baking chocolate (I used 4 oz. of unsweetened and 4 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate)
½ c. hot water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. walnuts or pecans (optional: I put in extra chocolate (see above) instead)
1½ c. flour
½ tsp. salt
1½ c. sourdough starter
Grease and flour a 9×13 pan, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate until smooth. Add in the hot water, and whisk well to combine.
Add in the baking soda, and whisk to combine again until it is frothy and foamy. Set aside to cool. (The mixture can’t be too hot when it is mixed in.)
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add in the eggs, one at a time, combining after each addition. Add in the vanilla and mix again. Add chocolate mixture and mix once more.
Add in the flour and the salt, and combine ingredients. Lastly, add in the sourdough starter, and mix until just combined.
Pour into the prepared pan, and let rise in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until a few small crumbs stick to a toothpick when inserted.
Cool, slice, and serve.