Southern Tomato Pie (Sourdough Pie Crust)

Southern Tomato Pie (Sourdough Pie Crust)

Is summer really already over? I love summertime with all the fresh fruits and vegetables in season and while I am excited to make apple crisp, pumpkin spice muffins and soup with cornbread muffins, I don’t quite want to give up my farm fresh tomatoes. Enter Southern Tomato Pie with a delicious sourdough discard pie crust. We still have two weeks left of our CSA box and you can bet I’ll be savoring every last bite of my summer tomatoes by making this “farewell to summer” Southern Tomato Pie.

What is Tomato Pie?

Tomato pie can have different meanings depending on where you live. This tomato pie is not the kind baked on focaccia-style bread or a tart with roasted tomatoes on it. This is Southern Tomato Pie: delicious pie crust, layered fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs and a creamy/cheesy topping that will have you coming back for another slice and dreaming about it through the winter.

Start with the Pie Crust

Southern Tomato Pie can be made with any pie crust. Store-bought, press-in-the-pan or the sourdough discard crust I have listed in the recipe. I love the flavor of sourdough discard in this pie crust. It enhances the cheesy flavor of the creamy topping. I think it’s worth the few extra steps to make when you really want to highlight those summer tomatoes. Whatever crust you use, make sure to par-bake it for 10 minutes in the oven before adding the cheese, layering tomatoes and topping with the creamy mixture.

Sourdough Discard Pie Crust

I love making this pie crust with sourdough discard straight from my refrigerator. The extra chill from the cold discard keeps the butter cold as you incorporate it into the dough. You can also use bubbly sourdough starter in this recipe if you don’t have any sourdough discard. The discard gives a beautiful, almost cheesy flavor to the pie crust which compliments the tomato pie perfectly. I’m working on compiling a whole post just on this sourdough discard pie crust (it’s so good!) but for now, a simple explanation will suffice:

  • Add the rest of the flour and use the pastry cutter to distribute the flour mixture evenly throughout the dough. It will resemble crumbs.
  • Pour in the chilled sourdough discard and use your hands to incorporate and form the dough into a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add a Tablespoon of chilled water at a time until the dough forms a ball.
  • Cut crust in half, flatten into a circular shape and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or up to 3 days. This recipe makes two crusts. You will only need 1 for the tomato pie. You can freeze the crust for up to 3 months. Pull out and refrigerate to thaw before using.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the pie crust, transfer to a 9 inch pie plate and crimp the edges.
  • Prick crust with a fork and bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated oven for 10 minutes before topping and layering.

Drain the Tomatoes

This pie is very difficult to mess up. The tomatoes themselves taste so delicious that you will enjoy Southern Tomato Pie even if they are a little bit juicy. One of the most important steps to keep the bottom of the pie from getting too soggy is draining the tomatoes. To do this, lay the tomatoes flat on paper towel or in a colander. Sprinkle with about a teaspoon of salt and let the tomatoes sit for 20 minutes (or longer for really juicy tomatoes). Once the tomatoes have released some of their juices, blot again with paper towel to get any extra juice. When you slice into the tomato pie, if you have a lot of excess juice, use a paper towel to suck up extra liquid that could get the rest of the crust soggy.

Creamy Topping

One of the highlights of this pie is the creamy topping. Mix together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, chives, spices & herbs in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on top of the tomato pie before baking. As the mixture bakes it turns creamy, melty and is the perfect compliment to those sweet summer tomatoes. You can substitute any fresh herbs you have available to dice and add to the creamy mixture. I also think some crumbled bacon would taste delicious too.

Par-Baking the Crust

I like to par-bake the crust of this tomato pie for 10 minutes. It helps firm up the edges and bake the bottom of the crust because it will be holding a lot of juicy tomatoes. This extra step helps keep the crust from getting soggy (do you hear the refrain..no soggy bottom?? That’s the one thing to worry about with this pie and we take a lot of measures to help keep this from happening). I also sprinkle half of the cheese in this recipe on the bottom of the crust, forming a layer between the crust and drained tomatoes. Mix together 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spread the cheese over the bottom of the par-baked crust before layering.

Layering the Tomato Pie

  1. Spread the cheese over the bottom of the par-baked pie crust.
  2. Layer the tomatoes and basil around the pie and on top of each other.
  3. Spread the creamy mixture on top of the tomatoes

And that’s it! Bake your beautiful Southern Tomato Pie for about 30 minutes until bubbly and the mixture on top is starting to brown. Let the pie cool just a bit before slicing and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a store-bought pie crust for this recipe?

I love the flavor from the sourdough discard pie crust, but a store bought pie crust would work just as well. This press-in-the-pan pie crust is also quick, easy and would work well too.

I want to add meat to this recipe. What should I add?

While I love the fresh tomato flavor in this recipe, I think adding crispy bacon would be absolutely delicious and enhance the tomato flavors. I would add crispy bacon to the creamy filling and layer a little of it between the tomatoes and basil.

My tomato pie is soggy. What did I do wrong?

Make sure that you are draining your tomatoes well. Some varieties of tomatoes are more juicy than others. Let the tomatoes sit longer to drain next time. Soak up any excess juices with paper towel before adding them to the pie and when you cut into the pie, soak up any juices with paper towel to keep the crust from getting soggy.

Can I use a different type of cheese in this recipe?

You can use any cheese you would like. I like the mild, creaminess of mozzarella with the sharp cheddar flavor, but if you have a different favorite, feel free to substitute that in instead.

How should I store leftover Southern Tomato Pie?

Store leftover slices of pie in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Warm up a little to enjoy.

Southern Tomato Pie (Sourdough Pie Crust)

Southern Tomato Pie (Sourdough Pie Crust)

Southern Tomato Pie featuring juicy garden tomatoes, fresh herbs, a creamy topping and a delicious sourdough discard pie crust is the perfect summer dish. Whether you're knee-deep in homegrown tomatoes or saying farewell to summer, this southern tomato pie will be a tomato lover's new favorite dish.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, pie
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9 inch pie

Ingredients
  

Sourdough Discard Pie Crust

  • 2 1/4 cups flour divided, (325 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1 cup unsalted butter chilled (227 grams)
  • 1/2 cup sourdough discard (135 grams) see recipe notes
  • 4-8 Tablespoons ice water

Southern Tomato Pie

  • 3 large tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese 1/2 cup reserved for topping
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup reserved for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons chives or green onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Instructions
 

Sourdough Discard Pie Crust

  • To a bowl, mix together 1 cup (150 grams) of flour with the salt and sugar.
  • Cut the unsalted butter into small chunks (about 16 pieces per stick of butter) and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until all of the butter is moistened by the flour and forms into a thick paste (see pictures in the recipe post).
  • Add the remaining 1 1/4 cup (175 grams) of flour and use the pastry cutter to distribute the flour until the mixture looks crumbly.
  • Add the chilled sourdough discard on top of the flour/butter mixture and stir to combine. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add ice cold water a Tablespoon at time until it comes together.
  • Cut the ball in half and form two balls of dough. Wrap the balls in plastic wrap, press down on them to form a disc shape and stick in the refrigerator to chill. Chill the dough for 20 minutes if using right away or for up to 3 days if using later. You will only be using 1 pie crust for this recipe. Save the other crust to use for a sweet or savory pie in the freezer for up to 3 months (thaw in the refrigerator before using).

Southern Tomato Pie

  • While the pie crust chills, prepare the tomatoes and pie filling: Wash and dry the large tomatoes. Slice thinly and spread tomatoes on a paper towel or in a colander. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt and let tomatoes sit for about 20 minutes to drain.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Chop fresh basil into small pieces and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
  • Mix together the Creamy Tomato Pie Topping: 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt, 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, chopped chives (or green onion), salt, garlic powder, ground pepper and oregano.
  • Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator. Roll out on a floured surface and transfer into a 9 inch pie plate. Crimp the edges and prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork. Pre-bake the pie crust for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • While the crust is pre-baking, pat the tomatoes with paper towel and soak up all the excess juices from the tomatoes. The more you drain the tomatoes, the less "juicy" and soggy the pie will be.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the pie pan from the oven and spread the reserved cheddar/mozzarella cheese over the bottom of the pan. Next, layer the tomatoes around the pie, sprinkling with fresh basil as you go. Overlap the tomatoes until you've used all of the tomato slices.
  • Spread the creamy topping on top of the tomatoes, covering the entire pie. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Allow the pie to cool before cutting and serving. If the tomatoes are especially juicy when you cut into the pie, soak up some of the juice with a paper towel so it doesn't get the crust soggy. Enjoy a slice of summer on a plate!

Notes

Sourdough Discard Pie Crust: This pie crust recipe works best with chilled sourdough discard straight from the refrigerator. Throw away any “hooch” that has collected on top of the discard. Smell the discard to make sure you are okay with the flavor it will bring (I don’t like to use discard longer than 2 weeks old in my discard recipes because the sour flavor can be overwhelming). Stir the discard and use in the recipe. The extra chill from the cold discard keeps the butter cold as you incorporate it into the crust. You can also use bubbly sourdough starter in this recipe if you don’t have any sourdough discard. The discard gives a beautiful, almost cheesy flavor to the pie crust which complements the tomato pie perfectly.
Tomatoes: This recipe works well with any variety of summer tomatoes. Some tomatoes are more juicy than others. Make sure to thoroughly drain and dry your tomatoes or else they can make the crust soggy.
Additional Ingredients: This Tomato Pie would be incredible with some crumbled bacon added into the creamy filling or layered throughout the pie. It’s also very adaptable to any fresh herbs you have in your garden.
Keyword savory pie, sourdough crust, sourdough discard recipe, sourdough pie crust, southern tomato pie, tomato pie

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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sourdough roll-up pancakes

Sourdough Roll-Up Pancakes

Blend. Pour. Sizzle. Flip. Fill. Sourdough roll-up pancakes are fast, easy and the perfect breakfast for a special occasion, or a school morning when you want that extra protein to tide you over until lunchtime. Use a blender to whip up the batter, pour into a sizzling hot frying pan and bake until bubbly. Then flip the giant pancake to cook on the other side while you gather up the fillings: homemade jam, fresh fruit, syrup, powdered sugar and whipped cream–all delicious options. Spread your filling on the finished pancake and roll it up. Kids love these, and parents do too.

Sourdough Discard in Pancakes

Sourdough discard is excess sourdough that you discard–get rid of–as you maintain a sourdough starter. I don’t like throwing away this mixture (have you seen the price of flour these days?!), and instead find recipes to use it up in. Less food waste, more flavor and the health benefits of sourdough. When you are ready to feed your sourdough starter, discard the majority of the starter into a container and keep it refrigerated. This discard can be used in a whole bunch of delicious recipes. In this recipe, you can also use bubbly sourdough starter, which will have a much more mild sourdough flavor. I use 100% hydration sourdough discard in my discard recipes unless otherwise stated. This means that I feed my sourdough starter equal weights of flour and water. If you feed your starter different amounts, you’ll want to add a little flour or milk depending on how thick the batter is.

Looking for more Sourdough Discard Recipes? Click for: Sourdough Discard White Rolls, Pretzel Bites with Sourdough Discard, Sourdough Discard Zucchini Bread, Crispy Sourdough Waffles and so many more amazing discard recipes!

Blend Up the Ingredients

These sourdough roll-up pancakes couldn’t be easier, because you combine all the ingredients together in a blender and then process until smooth. Talk about quick and easy! I love using a Vitamix to blend, but any high-powered blender will work. If you don’t have a high powdered blender, you could probably use an immersion blender or food processor in a pinch. The blender is needed to blend up the cottage cheese to a creamy consistency, which makes for really decadent roll-up pancakes. These Sourdough Roll-Up Pancakes have 6 large eggs in them (I often double this recipe as the pictures show) and a whole cup of cottage cheese. That’s a lot of protein which makes these roll-up pancakes perfect for a school morning breakfast.

Butter the Pan for Crispy Edges

I love buttering a frying pan with a stick of butter before pouring in the pancake batter. The butter crisps up the edges of the roll-up pancake and tastes buttery and delicious. Once the butter is sizzling, pour the batter in the pan and spin the skillet in a circle to spread out the pancake. It will be thicker than a crepe. When the pancake batter bubbles, flip the pancake over to cook on the other side for about 30 seconds before removing from the pan. Repeat the process, adding more butter to the pan and more roll-up pancake batter.

Roll-Up the Pancakes

Set out a bunch of toppings (ie: fresh fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, butter, jam, whipped cream) or just put out a jar of jam. Either way, the roll-up pancakes will become a new family favorite. Let everyone roll their own or roll a bunch of them up as a quick morning breakfast. I like to put some homemade jam in the center of a pancake and then roll it up. These are delicious served warm. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store leftover sourdough roll-up pancakes?

Store leftover cooled pancakes in a ziplock bag on the counter for 24 hours. After 24 hours, freeze them for up to 3 months. Pull out and thaw to room temperature and/or re-heat as needed.

My sourdough discard is a couple weeks old. I’ve kept it in the refrigerator. Can I still use it?

Pour off any excess hooch. Stir up the discard and smell it. If it smells very strong and you are okay with that flavor in your pancakes, go ahead and use it. I tend to throw away discard that has been sitting in my refrigerator for over 2 weeks because I don’t like the super strong sour flavor in baked goods.

What are the best toppings to use for roll-up pancakes?

We love homemade jam that I make using this low sugar pectin. Fresh fruit and whipped cream is also amazing on these roll-up pancakes.

How are roll-up pancakes different from crepes?

Roll up pancakes are thicker and have more protein than crepes thanks to the cottage cheese and amount of eggs in them. If you want an amazing crepe recipe check out our favorite here.

sourdough roll-up pancakes

Roll-Up Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough roll-up pancakes are fast, easy and made with 100% sourdough discard. Spread with jam, fruit, syrup, whipped cream or any topping you'd like. Roll-up and enjoy the perfect breakfast!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pancakes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sourdough discard see recipe notes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or any other neutral flavored oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • butter for the bottom of the pan

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Heat a 10-12 inch skillet over medium heat. Place a pat of butter in the bottom of the pan and let it melt. Pour about 1/4 cup batter into the pan and spin the skillet around in a circle to spread out the pancake (these will be thicker than a traditional crepe).
  • Cook the pancake until it bubbles up and is golden underneath, then flip with a wide spatula and cook the other side for about 30 more seconds.
  • Slide the pancake onto a plate and repeat with the remaining batter, buttering the pan and making sure the skillet is hot in between pancakes. I like to get two skillets going at once if I have really hungry kids or am in a time crunch.
  • Spread some homemade jam over the pancakes, roll up and enjoy! These pancakes are also delicious with syrup, butter, powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, etc…

Notes

Sourdough Discard: This recipe is based on 100% hydration discard. If your discard was fed with a higher ratio of flour to water, you may need a little milk to the batter. If you have less flour in the discard, you’ll need to add a little extra flour.
Keyword beginner sourdough, blender pancakes, easy sourdough, pancakes, roll up, roll up pancakes, sourdough, sourdough discard recipe, sourdough pancakes

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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Sourdough Peach Galette

Every summer we look forward to ordering a box of peaches from The Peach Truck which brings the most delicious, juicy Georgia peaches straight to our town twice a summer. We look forward to eating, grilling and baking with these sweet peaches. Looking for more peach recipes? Check out these recipes for sweet peach bread and our favorite peach cobbler. This sourdough peach galette is a new favorite summer dessert; sweet peaches nestled into a sourdough pastry crust and topped with cream and sugar. It’s relatively quick to assemble and is a show-stopper dessert for any summer BBQ or weekend get-together. We love adding a scoop of ice cream on top for a really decadent treat.

What is a Galette?

A galette is a French-style pastry that is rolled out, stuffed with sweet or savory filling and the edges are roughly folded in to create a rustic pastry base. The lack of a pan to bake the galette in gives the pastry its free-form shape and it is very forgiving. Simply roll out the dough, fill it and fold up the edges before baking. Easy peasy and oh so delicious. If you’re looking for another take on a galette, check out this berry tart.

Sourdough Discard Recipe

If you’ve been around for awhile, you know I love recipes that use sourdough discard. Not only does it help me use up the discard in my refrigerator but I love the health benefits of sourdough too (all that “good” bacteria that help maintain a stable, healthy digestive system). This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of sourdough discard. If you don’t have discard on hand you can use sourdough starter, though I prefer refrigerated discard. The chilled discard helps keep the butter cold in the galette, resulting in a nice and flaky crust when baked. It’s also important to use discard that is 100% hydration (meaning it’s been fed equal weights water and flour). If you use discard with a higher hydration, you’ll want to add a little more flour to the dough. Conversely, if you use a lower hydration discard, you’ll want a little less flour.

Sourdough Crust

To make the sourdough peach galette crust, add the flour, sugar and salt and fluff together. Use a cheese grater to grate cold butter right on top of the dry ingredients. Mix together. To a small bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt. Fluff together with a fork. Pour the sourdough discard and ice water on top of the flour mixture and use your hands to gently form a ball. Knead the dough a few times to bring the dough together. If the dough is too crumbly, add another teaspoon or two of ice water until the dough comes together. Cover the dough ball with plastic wrap and freeze for about 15-20 minutes while you make the peach filling. If you want to make the pastry ahead of time, refrigerate the pastry for at least an hour or up to a couple of days before using.

The key to a good galette crust is keeping the ingredients as cold as possible and not over-mixing the dough. The cold butter in the pastry, when put in a hot oven, will form a flaky crust when baked. Over-mixing the dough results in a tough crust, because it starts to develop the gluten in the flour. The goal is to keep the gluten from developing through a short mix and just a few kneads.

Sourdough Peach Galette Filling

For a filling bursting with the flavors of summer peaches, use ripe peaches that still have a little bit of firmness. Choose 6 to 8 medium to large ripe peaches. Freestone peaches are easier than the cling variety (early variety) to pit and slice. Slice the peach down the middle and twist to separate. Take the pit out of the peach and place the peach halves flesh side down on a cutting board. Thinly slice the peaches and put them in a bowl. Toss the peach slices with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and cornstarch and set aside. I used 8 peaches in making this galette by nestling the peach slices very close together. You could get away with 6 peaches by spreading the slices out a bit more.

Assembling the Galette

Take a large sheet of parchment paper and roll out the chilled pastry dough into a rough circle, about 12-14 inches. Layer the peaches in a circle, leaving a 2-inch border around the pastry. Continue layering the peaches until the entire galette is covered (except for the border). Take the dough from the border and fold it over on top of the edge of the peaches. Use scissors as needed to cut and fold the galette into a circular, free-form shape. If your pastry crust has a hole, cut a little excess dough and patch places as needed. Part of the simplicity and beauty of a galette is the rustic nature of this dessert, so don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect.

Baking the Sourdough Peach Galette

Brush the top of the peaches and the outside of the pastry crust with heavy cream. Sprinkle with a Tablespoon of granulated sugar. Gently but quickly, transfer the parchment paper with the galette on it to a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees and finish baking for 30-35 minutes until the peach filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Let the galette cool before slicing to serve. We love adding a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. Talk about delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I chill pastry dough before baking?

Pastry should always be chilled before rolling out and baked. Cold helps relax the gluten to prevent the dough shrinking and the chilled butter in the pastry creates flaky layers when baked.

What variety of peaches should I use in peach galette?

Freestone peaches are easiest to use in this recipe because they twist and pull apart easily. Cling peach varieties can be used but will take a little more work getting the peach off the pit. Both types of peaches are delicious in this galette.

How should I store leftover sourdough peach galette?

Leftover galette can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours. After that refrigerate for a few days and re-heat just a bit before serving.

Try these favorite sourdough discard recipes: fan favorite sourdough pretzel bites, sourdough discard pita bread, sourdough zucchini bread, crispy waffles and so many more.

Sourdough Peach Galette

Sweet peaches nestled inside a sourdough pastry crust and baked to perfection will be the star of any dinner party. This sourdough peach galette is a quick, delicious show-stopper dessert. We love it topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 10-12 inch galette

Ingredients
  

Sourdough Pastry

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose or pastry flour 240 grams
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar 14 grams
  • 1 teaspoon salt 6 grams
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold sourdough discard 132 grams–see recipe notes
  • 1/4 cup ice water 50 grams

Peach Filling

  • 6-8 peaches see recipe notes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Sourdough Peach Galette Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions
 

Sourdough Galette Pastry

  • To a small bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt. Fluff together with a fork.
  • Grate the cold butter and toss grated butter with the flour mixture.
  • Pour the sourdough discard and ice water into the mixture and use your hands to gently form into a ball. Knead the dough a few times (being careful not to over-knead) to bring the dough together. If the dough has trouble coming together and is too crumbly, add another teaspoon or two of ice water until it comes together.
  • Cover the dough ball and place into the freezer (15-20 minutes) while you make the peach filling. If you want to make the pastry ahead of time, place the pastry in the refrigerator for an hour or up to a couple days before using.

Peach Galette Filling

  • Cut a ripe peach in half. Twist apart and remove the pit from one side of the peach. Place peach flesh-side down and thinly slice. Put the peach slices in a bowl. Repeat the process with the rest of the peaches until they are all sliced and in the bowl.
  • Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and cornstarch to the peaches. Gently mix together until all the peaches are covered.

Assembly: Sourdough Peach Galette

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take a large sheet of parchment paper and place it on the counter. Lightly flour the parchment paper. Take the pastry dough out of the freezer and place it on top of the lightly floured parchment paper. It should be chilled but not frozen. If it's frozen, let the dough thaw a bit before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Roll the dough out into a large circle, about 12-14 inches. Place the peaches in a circle on top of the pastry dough, leaving about a 2 inch border of dough around the galette. Nestle the sliced peaches into the pastry dough with as many peaches touching as possible.
  • Once all the peaches have been added to the galette, take the dough around the border and pull it up and on top of the peaches. Cut the dough as needed to help form the galette into a circle. It's okay if it is not a complete circle or irregularly shaped. This is a free-form crust and will look rustic and beautiful once baked. Use scraps of dough as needed to patch the dough if there are holes.
  • Brush heavy cream over the peaches and pastry and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Being careful but quick, transfer the parchment paper holding the galette onto a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees and continue baking 30-35 minutes until peaches are bubbly and crust is golden.
  • Let galette cool and serve slices topped with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!

Notes

Sourdough Discard: To keep the butter cold in the pastry dough, use cold sourdough discard directly from the refrigerator. This pastry is based on 100% hydration discard. If your discard was fed with a higher ratio of flour to water,  you may need a little more ice water in the pastry. If you have less flour in the discard, you’ll need a little less ice water.
Peaches: This galette is best with fresh peaches. I have not tried it using frozen peaches. Peaches can be peeled or you can leave the peels on. Slice each peach in half, remove the pit and then thinly slice the peach. For a fuller galette with peaches touching each other, use 8 peaches. You can also get away with about 6 peaches if you spread them out a bit.
Keyword fresh peaches, peach, peach dessert, peach galette

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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    Yummmmm! Those photos make my mouth water! Thanks for sharing!! 🍑🥧😋

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Sourdough Rhubarb Snack Cake

Do you grow rhubarb? One of my childhood memories is of a wild and unruly garden our family tried and mostly failed at tending. Rhubarb, however grew plentifully. Mom would take these beautiful stalks of rhubarb, chop them, coat the rhubarb pieces in sugar and transform them into the perfect rhubarb pie (no strawberries…just sweet/tart rhubarb). Ever since, I’ve loved rhubarb with its sweet and tart flavor combination. This sourdough rhubarb snack cake reminds me of the rhubarb pie I grew up eating. Nothing but rhubarb and sweet sugar to give flavor to this cake. The rhubarb melts into the tender cake and sweet crumb topping and makes a delicious snack or dessert on a spring or summer day. The next time you see rhubarb at your local grocery or farmer’s market, pick some up! Add this sourdough rhubarb snack cake to your list to make this summer.

What is the Difference Between Green and Red Rhubarb?

What is the difference between green and red rhubarb? I asked myself this question as we tried growing rhubarb ourselves last year and the stalks mostly came out green with just a hint of red. Apparently, there is not much difference! The flavor of red and green rhubarb is the same. It’s just the color that looks different. The photos from this rhubarb snack cake were taken with rhubarb straight from our garden, which just happened to be more on the green side. Aesthetically, if you prefer the look of red rhubarb choose that when you pick up the rhubarb for this cake. It will taste delicious, no matter the color!

Using Sourdough Discard in Cake

A word of warning: not all sourdough discard is created equal. The age of the discard makes a difference. I prefer using a “fresh” discard that is only a day or two old (at the most). My family didn’t even know there was sourdough in this recipe because the discard I used came straight from the jar–right before I fed my starter again. Some of my family members like the tang in sourdough bread but not baked goods. Discard that has been sitting in the fridge for a week or two gives a lot more “tang” to this cake. You can also use bubbly sourdough starter for less sourdough flavor but all the sourdough benefits.

One Bowl Mixing Method

If you’ve been around for any length of time, you know that I love using the least number of bowls possible in baking (fewer bowls = fewer dishes to wash). While this recipe isn’t exactly a one-bowl recipe, the number of bowls can be reduced with these tips. Use a small bowl to mix together the rhubarb, sugar and lemon zest. Set it aside. To a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add the egg, sourdough discard, sour cream and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. For the dry mixture: add the flour right on top of the center of the wet mixture (don’t mix it in yet…this is the one-bowl method). Add the baking powder and salt on top of the FLOUR. Use a fork to fluff the baking powder and salt into the flour to combine it just a bit. Then use the mixer to combine the dry ingredients with the wet until just combined. Spread this batter in an 8 by 8, parchment-lined pan, top it with the rhubarb and then mix up the crumb topping in the bowl the rhubarb mixture was in–see what I did there? Saved you from washing dishes!

Use a Parchment Sling

Do yourself a favor and use a parchment sling for this snack cake. Non-stick parchment paper makes this easy to lift out of your baking pan and cut into beautiful pieces. I like to lay parchment paper over the top of the pan, cut the corners out of each piece and then press it into the pan. You can watch a video of this process here. I used to think lining a pan with parchment paper was overrated. Nope! Now, I don’t bake without it! My favorite parchment paper is this one from Costco, though it looks like you can snag it on Amazon too. It holds up great for baking crusty sourdough and for all the cookie bars too.

Crumb Topping for Sourdough Rhubarb Cake

Don’t even think about making this cake without the crumb topping. The sweet crumbs nestled in between tart rhubarb is what gives this cake such a unique and delicious flavor. The crumb topping is quick to toss together and gives a deeper flavor by using brown sugar. For quick cleanup, mix up the crumb topping in the same bowl the rhubarb mixture sat in. You don’t even need to wash it out first.

Baking Sourdough Rhubarb Snack Cake

Stick the finished cake in a preheated 350 degree oven. Once the cake is baking, check on it after about 50 minutes by sticking a toothpick or thin knife into the center of the cake. If no wet batter streaks remain, the cake is finished baking. Most ovens vary in temperature, so it’s important to look for the signs of readiness instead of going purely off the written recipe time. Let the cake cool and enjoy!

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If you’re looking for other tart spring/summer desserts, this sourdough blueberry cake and these lemon bars are some of our favorites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add strawberries to this cake to make a strawberry rhubarb sourdough snack cake?

I have never done this, but I think it would taste good (maybe a tad bit sweeter). I would chop ripe strawberries and replace them for about 1/3 of the rhubarb in the rhubarb mixture.

What can I substitute for sour cream in this recipe?

If you don’t have sour cream on hand, I like to replace this with the same amount of Greek Yogurt. Plain yogurt would work in a pinch.

What is 100% hydration sourdough discard?

100% hydration means an equal weight of water and flour added to a small amount of sourdough. Sourdough can be kept at different hydrations for different purposes. Most sourdough recipes will call for 100% hydration, meaning the sourdough starter was fed with equal weights of flour and water. If your starter is not kept at 100% hydration, you may need to increase the flour in the recipe (for higher hydration–more liquid sourdough) or decrease the flour for lower hydration (stiffer sourdough).

Sourdough Rhubarb Snack Cake

Sweet and tart, tender and delicious, this sourdough rhubarb snack cake is full of summer flavors perfect for a summer party or to enjoy on spring day.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices

Ingredients
  

Rhubarb Mixture

  • 1 1/2-2 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice fresh squeezed is best, save lemon to zest for cake

Sourdough Snack Cake

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup sourdough discard 100% hydration, see recipe notes
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Crumb Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Chop rhubarb into small, 1 inch pieces and toss into a small bowl. Add 1/3 cup sugar and lemon zest. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • To a medium sized bowl, beat together butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat again until fully incorporated. Add the sourdough discard, sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat together until incorporated.
  • To the middle of the mixture (or in a separate small bowl), add the flour, baking powder and salt. Lightly fluff the baking powder and salt into the flour with a fork (if mixing in a bowl, add it to the wet mixture now) and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and gently spread into an even layer using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Pour the prepared rhubarb mixture over the cake batter, creating an even layer as best you can.
  • Stir together the crumb mixture: melt the butter and add the brown sugar, flour, salt and sprinkle of cinnamon. Once it comes together, use your fingers to spread chunks of crumb topping evenly over the rhubarb layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. The cake is finished when a toothpick is inserted into the cake and comes out clean–no wet cake batter. Cool completely and then remove the cake (using your parchment sling) and cut into pieces to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Sourdough Discard: Not all sourdough discard is created equal. Discard that has been sitting in the fridge for a month will be more sour than discard sitting for a day or two. Using older discard can alter or deepen the sourdough flavor. If you don’t want much sourdough flavor and are making this recipe to use up discard, use a “newer” or less-sour discard. If you want to taste the sourdough flavor, choose a discard that has been in your refrigerator for awhile.
Keyword beginner sourdough, rhubarb, sourdough discard

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Chocolate Banana Sourdough Muffins

Brown bananas and sourdough discard are two things that I am constantly looking for ways to use up in my kitchen. I’ve got a good sourdough discard banana bread recipe but this recipe for chocolate banana sourdough muffins hits me straight in my chocolate-loving heart. Chock full of banana, oats and sourdough I can at least pretend the health benefits outweigh the brown sugar. But seriously, these are decadent, delicious and you probably have all the ingredients you need on hand to make them today.

Sourdough Discard in Baked Goods

If you’re new around here, you may not know that I love baking with sourdough. I’ve got a whole bunch of recipes that use sourdough discard and sourdough starter. Because I refresh my sourdough starter often, I end up with quite a bit of leftover discard in my fridge. I don’t like this discard to go to waste, so I find muffins, waffles, crackers, pretzels and rolls to put it into. The sourdough discard enhances the flavor and creates less kitchen waste.

How Long Does Sourdough Discard Last?

Typically sourdough discard can last a couple of weeks in your refrigerator. The longer the discard sits in your fridge, the more fermented and sour it will taste. If you like this flavor in your baked goods, use discard that is older. For a more mellow flavor, use discard that is only a day or two old. If you love baking with sourdough but don’t want any sour flavor, use bubbly sourdough starter instead of the discard. You can use what you prefer. I typically use a 100% hydration sourdough discard–equal weights of water and flour mixed with the starter. If your discard is maintained at a different hydration you may need a splash of milk for a thicker discard or a little extra flour for a thinner discard.

Overripe Bananas and Ground Oats

Anytime you bake with bananas, whether it’s banana bread, banana muffins or these chocolate sourdough banana muffins, you will want to use overripe bananas. These brown or black bananas add a lot of flavor and moisture to the recipe. I also love the use of oats in this recipe. It gives an added punch of whole grains and combined with the flour gives a melt-in-your-mouth muffin texture. Grind up one cup of oats in a blender and mix it right in with the flour mixture. I haven’t used whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour in this recipe, but I bet either would substitute really well.

Good Quality Cocoa Powder

One of the key flavors in this recipe comes from the cocoa powder. I love this cocoa powder and buy it in bulk at Costco. It is deep, rich and flavorful. Use whatever cocoa powder you love, preferably one that has a rich flavor that will transfer through to the muffins. I also always use semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe. I prefer the rich taste of chocolate to come through. Good quality chocolate also helps mellow the sourdough discard flavor if you are using an older discard.

Mixing the Muffin Batter

Most of the time when I mix together this muffin batter I’ll smash the bananas, add the brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and sourdough discard. I’ll mix that together really well until combined. Then I’ll add in the cocoa powder and mix it until incorporated. I’ll add the flour on top of the mixture and pour the salt and baking powder right on top of the flour, taking care not to get the salt/powder in the liquid mixture. I like to fluff the salt and baking powder using a fork to mix it into the flour (this saves me a bowl and makes clean up easier). Then I’ll add the ground oats on top and gently mix together the batter. Over-mixing muffing batter leads to gummy and dense muffins. I like my muffins light and airy so I don’t mind leaving a few little streaks of flour. Add in the chocolate chips for the perfect chocolatey banana muffin and stir gently before scooping and filling a 12 cup muffin tin.

Baking Temperature is The Key to a Nicely Risen Muffin

This recipe calls for baking the muffins at a high temperature of 400 degrees for the first 5 minutes and then reducing the temperature to 325 degrees for the last 15 minutes of baking. The reason: a perfectly risen muffin. The high heat helps activate the baking powder in the muffin which gives the muffin the perfect rise. If you don’t want to do this step, go ahead and bake the muffins at 325 degrees for the whole 20-22 minutes. You may not have quite the same bakery-quality rise, but they will still be delicious.

Don’t wait on these muffins! They are delicious warm and make for the perfect after school snack. Your family won’t even guess they have sourdough discard and whole grains in them. I hope you enjoy these chocolate banana sourdough muffins as much as we do!

These little fingers couldn’t wait to grab a muffin!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my sourdough discard good for?

Sourdough discard is good for a couple of weeks refrigerated. After a couple of weeks my starter is a little too strong for me to enjoy in baked goods. If I haven’t used it up I will throw it away and start again.

Can I freeze brown and black bananas?

Yes! I love freezing my over-ripe bananas. They can stay good in the freezer for a couple of months. Before you use them in a recipe bring them back to room temperature and discard a bit of the liquid that collects before using in your recipe.

Can I make muffins in a blender?

You may think to use a blender to mix up all the ingredients of this recipe, but I would not. I’ve actually made this recipe in a blender and the muffins turned out gummy and dense. I prefer to mix lightly by hand which results in a light and fluffy muffin.

How do I store extra muffins?

Once muffins have cooled, store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. When you’d like to eat on, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or let sit at room temperature until thawed.

Does this recipe make mini muffins?

This muffin recipe works great for mini muffins. Bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes more.

Chocolate Banana Sourdough Muffins

Amy
Chock full of banana, oats and sourdough discard, these chocolate banana sourdough muffins are decadent and delicious. These muffins can be whipped up quickly and make the perfect sweet treat, breakfast or after school snack.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats ground
  • 2 bananas over-ripe are best: brown or black bananas
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sourdough discard 100% hydration (see recipe notes)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pour 1 cup of old fashioned oats into a blender. Process about 30 seconds until the oats are ground into a fine powder. Set aside.
  • To a medium-sized bowl, mash the brown/black bananas. Add the brown sugar, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract. Stir together to combine. Add the sourdough discard and stir until combined.
  • To a small bowl, whisk together the ground oats, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Add this dry mixture to the wet banana mixture. Stir until just combined. You should still see some streaks of flour throughout the batter.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and gently stir again until just incorporated. Over-mixing the batter can result in rubbery muffins. We are looking for light and tender muffins, so stir until just combined.
  • Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan. If using muffin liners, spray the muffin liners as well. Using a cookie scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 400 degrees. After 5 minutes reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 15 more minutes.
  • Let muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then turn out and place on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Notes

Sourdough Discard: I feed my starter with equal weights of water and flour for a 100% hydration starter. If your starter is fed differently, you will want to adjust the amount of flour called for in the recipe; adding more flour for a starter that is fed with a higher percentage of water and less flour for a lower hydration starter. The longer your discard sits in the fridge, the more “tang” it will have. I prefer using a younger discard in this recipe to balance with the other flavors.
Mini Muffins: This muffin recipe works great for mini muffins. Bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes more.
Storage: Once muffins have cooled, store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. When you’d like to eat one, reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or let sit at room temperature until thawed.
Keyword banana bread, banana muffins, chocolate banana bread, sourdough banana bread, sourdough muffins

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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Sourdough “Pizza Oven” Pizza

I am a big-time pizza lover. My whole family loves pizza and Friday night pizza has been on the rotation for many years. We love this recipe that we’ve been using in our regular oven, but recently we added an Ooni Koda pizza oven to our appliances. Even though it was quite the long wait (supply chain issues), we love the way this pizza oven cooks and everything that we pull out of it is top notch! Check out this naan bread I made that is one of our favorites. I decided to combine my love for sourdough everything with my love for pizza and have found the perfect sourdough pizza recipe for our family. I’ve made it a number of times and will continue using this recipe for years to come. It is delicious, the perfect chewy crust and makes the most delicious pizza. We are obsessed and it has revitalized our family pizza nights.

Type 00 Flour or Bread Flour?

Ooni gives instructions with their pizza oven to use a special Italian flour, “type 00.” Type 00 flour is known for making traditional Neapolitan-style pizza (the type of pizza this recipe is trying its best to mimic) and it historically gives a crispy, thin crust while being chewy at the same time. In Europe, flour is categorized by how finely ground it is, not by protein content (which is what we use in America to categorize our flour). You can buy type 00 flour used in Italian pizza crust in some stores (our local Kroger carries it now!) or on Amazon, but with a big family that gets a little expensive if you want to make pizza often. An option that I prefer is to use American bread flour with about 11-12% protein content. I use unbleached bread flour from my local mill that is finely ground. The combination of bread flour, a long rise, high hydration content and sourdough helps to soften the gluten and to produce a light and airy crust that mimics the type 00 flour.

Side by Side Comparison of Sourdough Pizza

I actually did a side-by-side comparison of this recipe using both bread flour and type 00 flour and guess what?! My family preferred the pizza made with the bread flour. I thought the difference was negligible between the two and both are good options for the pizza. They both had a light, airy crust thanks to the high hydration, which produced lots of air pockets and a beautiful rise. Both had good flavor from being refrigerated overnight and baked up the next day. If you’d like to save a little money, look for a bread flour with 11-12% protein content that is finely ground, and you will have a much more affordable way to make pizza night happen weekly in your pizza oven.

Sourdough Starter

I feed my sourdough starter usually once a day, sometimes twice depending on how often I’m baking. This recipe uses 100 grams of ripe sourdough starter. This can be discard from the last few days or starter that is at its peak point. If you want to make starter specifically for this recipe, take a teaspoon of starter and feed it 75 grams of flour, 75 grams of water. Stir it, cover it and wait for 6-8 hours for the starter to double in size. Then use it in this recipe for sourdough pizza.

Sample Schedule for Sourdough Pizza

Day 1

  • 8 AM Mix together the dough ingredients with a stand mixer/dough hook
  • 8:30 AM Bulk Rest – perform 1st fold
  • 9:00 AM Bulk Rest – perform 2nd fold
  • 9:30 AM Bulk Rest – perform 3rd fold
  • 10:00 AM Bulk Rest – perform 4th fold (at this point the dough should be strong and smooth)
  • 11:00 AM Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator overnight
Dough risen and ready to be separated and shaped into balls on day 2

Day 2

  • 8 AM Shape dough into balls, cover and rest at room temperature
  • 1 PM Check on dough, place in refrigerator until ready to bake 
  • 5 PM Preheat pizza oven
  • 5:30 PM Take dough out of refrigerator, shape into pizzas, top and bake

Shaping the Balls of Sourdough Pizza Dough

The more you work with dough, the easier this will become. Don’t worry if it seems hard at first. It will turn out okay! To shape a ball of dough, pick it up in your hand and gently pull the dough together as you turn it in your hand, forming a ball. Then take the ball and tightly move it in a circular motion on the countertop to seal the ball. You should be left with a taught, round ball of dough. It will flatten as it rises, but this shaping process sets your pizza crust up for a successful rise in the oven.