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Sourdough Brownies


Everyone loves brownies! This recipe uses a sourdough starter for extra chewiness and volume.


  • 4 ounces baking chocolate
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1½ cups flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups fresh sourdough starter



  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Pour in hot water and combine thoroughly. 
  2. Stir in baking soda until the mixture is foamy. Set aside and cool until lukewarm. (It is important the mixture not be too hot.)
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  4. Add eggs and mix well; add vanilla, chocolate mixture, and nuts. 
  5. Gently add flour and salt. 
  6. Add the sourdough starter. Mix to just combine; do not over-mix.
  7. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Let rise in a warm spot (70°-85°F) for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake brownies 35-40 minutes. Cool and serve.


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