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Simply delicious sourdough biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor.

Simply delicious Sour dough biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. Includes a baking video of the recipe.
One of the great things about this recipe, is that it doesn’t make a ton of biscuits. It makes “just enough” for our family.

That said, you can certainly double or trip the batch for more. These sourdough biscuits also freeze well to enjoy another day.

To Make the Sourdough Biscuits you will need:

  • unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • sourdough discard
  • half & half (or milk)
  • unsalted butter (cold and melted)
  • a mixing bowl
  • pastry blender
  • rolling pin
  • oil (evoo, coconut or other preferred)
  • knife
  • parchment or waxed paper
  • cast iron skillet
  • pasty brush

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In the video below you can see how to make this recipe, including what I finally learned after years of sourdough attempts.

Why my sourdough starter had failed Every. Single. Time.

Until now that is.

Simply delicious Sourdough Biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. Includes a baking video of the recipe.

To begin, combine unbleached, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Give it a quick stir.

When measuring the flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup rather than scooping the cup into your flour. Then sweep off the excess flour.

measuring flour for sourdough biscuits

Cut butter into thin slices and drop it into the flour mixture.

cutting butter

Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until there are no pieces of butter that are larger than a pea. You could also freeze the butter and grate it in instead, as another option.

cutting in butter

Add in sourdough discard and half & half.

Stir this until the dough begins to come together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead it briefly.

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Pat the dough out into a rectangle and then fold it on itself in thirds, like you are folding a letter to go in an envelope.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is about 4×8 inches, and slightly less than 3/4 inch thick. Use your fingers to “square up” the edges.

rolling out biscuit dough

Cut the dough into 8 squares.

Wrap the unbaked biscuits in parchment or waxed paper and set them in the freezer for a few minutes while you do your preheating.

Place your cast iron skillet in the oven, and preheat them both to 450°F.

Once they are heated, carefully arrange the biscuits in the hot skillet and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until they are just golden on top.

placing biscuits in hot skillet

Brush the tops with melted butter.

Enjoy!

Simply delicious Sourdough Biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. Includes a baking video of the recipe.

You really can’t get any simpler, and these biscuits have that classic sourdough “twang” to them.

Serve your sourdough biscuits with jam, or top them with a savory breakfast gravy. Any why you like your biscuits, you’ll love these.

Simply delicious Sourdough Biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. Includes a baking video of the recipe.

To find the sourdough playlist and channels mentioned in the video above, visit the video on YouTube and you’ll see all the links in the video description.

Did You Make This Recipe? I would love for you to rate it in the recipe card, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Simply delicious Sourdough Biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. Includes a baking video of the recipe.

Sourdough Biscuits

Constance Smith – A Good Life Farm
Simply delicious Sourdough Biscuits made with your extra sourdough discard. These a light and flaky biscuits with that classic sourdough flavor. This recipe makes 8 square biscuits.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Biscuits and Scones, Breakfast or Brunch Foods
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c all-purpose flour, unbleached – SEE NOTE
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, scant
  • 1/4 c sourdough discard, plus
  • 2 Tb sourdough discard, room temperature is best
  • 2 Tb half & half, or milk
  • 1 Tb unsalted butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • To begin, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Give it a quick stir.
  • Cut the butter into thin slices and drop it into the flour mixture.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until there are no pieces of butter that are larger than a pea. You could also freeze the butter and grate it in instead, as another option.
  • Add in the sourdough discard and half & half.
  • Stir this until the dough begins to come together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead it briefly.
  • Pat the dough out into a rectangle and then fold it on itself in thirds, like you are folding a letter to go in an envelope.
  • Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is about 4×8 inches, and slightly less than 3/4 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into 8 squares.
  • Wrap the unbaked biscuits in parchment or waxed paper and set them in the freezer for a few minutes.
  • Place your cast iron skillet in the oven, and preheat them both to 450°F.
  • Once they are heated, carefully arrange the biscuits in the hot skillet and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until they are just golden on top.
  • Brush the tops with melted butter.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • When measuring the flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup rather than scooping the cup into your flour. Then sweep off the excess flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 2biscuitsCalories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 471mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 469IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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