sourdough sesame aleppo pepper crackers

I love experimenting with different sourdough discard recipes. The possibilities seem endless, and the concept seems obvious – why waste precious, vibrant discard when you can use it to make a delicious new creation? In the vast world of sourdough discard recipes, sourdough crackers rank high on the list of favorites.

Sourdough sesame aleppo pepper crackers combine fruity spice and earthy nuttiness to augment the discard’s sour tang. Pair these with your cheese of choice, a sweet jam, or a charcuterie spread for a helping of flavor and crunch!


  • ½ cup sourdough starter discard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon aleppo pepper
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • Flaky salt for dusting 


Place the starter and olive oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium low with the dough hook. Gradually add in the flour and salt and mix until it is evenly combined, then add in the sesame seeds and aleppo pepper. Transfer the dough to a bowl brushed with the neutral oil, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 2 hours.

After the dough has rested for 2 hours, preheat the oven to 350°F. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 pieces and working with one piece at a time, roll it out using a rolling pin and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes until crisp and golden. 

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