Chocolate Chip Sourdough Discard Scones

Sourdough Discard Scones

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  • 260g all-purpose flour
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Morton’s Kosher salt
  • 100g cold butter
  • 100g discard sourdough starter*
  • 1 large egg
  • 23 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste**
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g semi sweet choc. chips

Orange Glaze:

  • 115g confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice 
  • 1 tsp of orange zest


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.


*For these scones, it is important to note that the Sourdough Discard in this recipe is “fresh” discard, meaning that it is not a discard that has been stored in the fridge and solidified over time – I use a discard that was recently fed.

No sourdough? No problem! This recipe works great with a 1:1 replacement of buttermilk. So replace the 100g of sourdough with 100g of buttermilk and you will be on your way to a delicious scone. 

**If you do not have vanilla bean paste, you can swap it out 1:1 for vanilla extract. So this recipe would then have 1 tbsp + 1 tsp of vanilla extract. The dough may end up being a little stickier since the extract is more of a liquid than the paste, so just add an extra dash or two of flour as needed when combining the wet and dry ingredients together. 

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