SOURDOUGH BISCUITS

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Sourdough biscuits are wonderful for breakfast or any meal.  Slather them with butter and honey for a treat your family will love.

Sourdough Biscuits

These sourdough biscuits are great. My family loves them and having sourdough starter on hand, you will always have something to make.  They are just as good left over and reheated in the oven or microwave after several days.  If you like the taste of sourdough bread, you will love these biscuits, too.

Ingredients for sourdough biscuits.

1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups milk ( I use whole milk)
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
2 cups all-purpose flour

Mix the above ingredients together. Don’t pour melted butter in while still hot, let cool to warm.
Cover with saran wrap but leave opening on sides so batter can breathe. Let sit overnight.

In the morning combine:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the above dry ingredients and add to wet mixture from night before. Add enough flour that you can get it onto a well floured surface and knead but leave it a little sticky inside. Roll to 1/2 inch thick, cut out and place on a greased baking sheet. This makes about 20 large biscuits.
Bake at 400 degrees 18 to 20 minutes.These are wonderful leftover and put in microwave for 20 seconds with butter and honey or I use them in my recipe for bread pudding.  Recipe for sourdough starter.  Enjoy!

Sourdough Biscuits

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5 from 8 votes

Sourdough Biscuits

If you love Sourdough bread, you are going to love these biscuits.
Cook Time20 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sourdough Biscuits
Servings: 20 biscuits
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 cups milk I use whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Mix the above ingredients together. Don’t pour melted butter in while still hot, let cool to warm.

    Cover with saran wrap but leave opening on sides so batter can breathe. Let sit overnight.

      In the morning combine:

      • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
      • 1 tablespoon sugar
      • 2 teaspoons salt
      • 1 tablespoon baking powder
      • 1 teaspoon baking soda

      Instructions

      • Mix the above dry ingredients and add to wet mixture from night before. Add enough flour that you can get it onto a well floured surface and knead but leave it a little sticky inside. Roll to 1/2 inch thick, cut out and place on a greased baking sheet. This makes about 20 large biscuits.
      • Bake at 400 degrees 18 to 20 minutes.

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      42 Comments

      1. Made these today for biscuits and gravy! Turned out just great! Love me a good sourdough recipe. Thank you 5 stars

      2. By far the best biscuits I have ever had. I was a little hesitant about leaving the Dough out since it contained milk but it was fine. I brushed them with butter when they came out of the oven. The only problem I had was not eating them all at once.5 stars

      3. These are delicious! I also like to add shredded cheese and bacon or brush with melted butter and garlic salt.5 stars

      4. When you say overnight does that mean at least 8hrs? I prepped them this morning for breakfast sandwiches. However I’d like to put the sandwiches together tonight and have them ready for the week. Thanks!

      5. Hello, planning on making these, but right now it’s really hot outside, does it matter if I leave the batter overnight outside? Or better in the fridge?

      6. In comments, some people mention using discard. Should I use active sourdough starter or discard for this recipe? Thank you!

      7. Made these today to go with our dinner as I read about sour dough biscuits in a book and though oooh those sound like they’d be heaven with some vegetable stew. And they absolutely were. I just wish I had noticed it makes 20 biscuits for a batch as I needed to use some discard and tripled the batch…. we have biscuits coming out our ears now. My husband is thrilled, as is his mom and one of my sons who came and took some home. Hey5 stars

      8. I made these this morning and they were amazing! I made them as written but used a traditional sourdough starter. They were light, flaky, and perfect! I rolled some a little thicker than 1/2 inch and think they turned out much better. I would suggest 3/4 inch thickness if using regular sourdough starter.5 stars

      9. Best biscuits and so easy! This recipe is my go to. My family devours them.

      10. My dough came out way too sticky to roll! I had to keep adding flour and then it was over mixed but I just made cat head (drop) biscuits and the fam ate them up anyway, so I guess it was successful (maybe just not a total flop). They taste really good! Have you ever tried to make a 1/2 batch? We only have 3 at home now and 20 is trouble for the waistline.

      11. Stephanie says:

        I’m new to baking with sourdough but I tried these biscuits. They weren’t quite as light & fluffy as my regular biscuit recipe but the flavor is really good! Maybe I did something wrong in mixing them up. I would definitely try making them again. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

      12. I have an established sourdough starter. It uses only flour and water, not like your sugar, potato flakes starter. Can my sourdough starter discharge be used in this recipe successfully? Thank you for your wonderful recipes!

      13. When you prep the overnight mix, do you leave it on the counter or in the fridge ? (Or does it even matter ?)

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      15. HomesteadMaid says:

        These were fantastic, First try and I didn’t feel I needed to alter anything, the family decided they were a keeper! Also, we are a big family and there were enough for everyone this morning , so glad I didn’t have to make a double batch… yet. the toddler only had one at breakfast and the babies only tried bites, so in a year I will need to double! Thanks so much5 stars

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      17. I saw this recipe on Facebook. I’m so glad I did. I made them for breakfast and they are so good with butter and honey! My family loved them. Thank you for your recipes. They are great!5 stars

        • The Southern Lady says:

          Thank you so much for the kind words. We’re thrilled your family loves these! They are a favorite of ours as well!

      18. How much flour goes in the loaves of bread recipe…?

      19. Judy Remington says:

        Can you freeze the leftover biscuits?

        • The Southern Lady says:

          I have not tried freezing them, Judy, but I see no reason why you couldn’t. I freeze regular biscuits all the time with no problem.

      20. Hi, we have been making the bread and cinnamon rolls with great success. We made biscuits today, and they seem a little heavy, and dry. Not as fluffy as your photo, any suggestions please.

      21. I do sour dough all the time. When I don’t feel like making bread I throw the cup away. I am anxious to try these biscuits. Thank you,

      22. I am reading that once combined the biscuit rests and rises overnight. I am concerned that since milk is in the batter that it is not safe, am I reading correctly or is it safe? Thanks, I have two bowls rising now and thinking I just might make some biscuits!

        • The Southern Lady says:

          That’s the way I do it and have never had any problems.

          • Thanks so much! So the biscuits don’t need a second rise? Merry Christmas, your recipe has been my best gift yet! Some years my starter never took off, this year my loaves are rising over the rims beautifully!

          • The Southern Lady says:

            No, they don’t Wanda, and happy you are enjoying the recipes.

      23. I tried the potato starter once before and it flopped but I am going to try it again with your instructions! We love good sourdough bread and it is hard to find! Thanks for your wonderful web site! ♥

      24. Thank you for the wonderful sourdough recipes. I have had the same starter for 26 years and have shared it many times. I usually just make loaves of bread or cinnamon rolls. I am very anxious to try some of your recipes.

      25. I knew I loved you. I have been looking for a sourdough starter and easy bread recipe. I think I have found it. I can’t wait to try it.

        I also love your quotes and jokes on Facebook.

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