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Sourdough Biscuits

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Flaky, buttery, with just a slight tang, these Sourdough Biscuits are the perfect addition to your sourdough recipe stockpile! Don’t throw out the sourdough discard, use it instead to make these beautifully baked biscuits in under half an hour. Great for breakfast sandwiches or just to complete your favorite meal!

Pair these sourdough biscuits with a delicious Breakfast Scramble or a Sausage and Potatoes Skillet to start the day strong. Or serve them on the side with a dinner of Broccoli Cheddar Soup and mouth watering Beef Tenderloin.

Sourdough biscuit being drizzled with honey.

Sourdough Biscuits:

Did everyone go through a sourdough obsession phase over the last year and a half? We certainly did although ours wasn’t quite as fleeting – it’s been a years-long love affair with baking the best sourdough bread creations.

From sourdough waffles to cinnamon rolls to sandwich bread and now to biscuits… We just really love the tang of sourdough! These biscuits are just another addition in a long list of recipes we love. If you haven’t checked out our How to Make Sourdough Starter, it’ll definitely help you out when baking up these biscuits!

How to Make Sourdough Biscuits

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 450°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to incorporate the butter pieces until it resembles a coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add the sourdough starter and ¼ cup of milk to the flour mixture. Use a rubber spatula to mix until a dough begins to form. If the dough is too dry, add the additional milk a little at a time until it comes together to form a cohesive dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times. Form the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle or circle and use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits.
  5. Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve warm with additional butter, honey, jam, or even gravy! Enjoy!
Collage showing hot to make sourdough biscuits.

Tips and Variations 

  • Use a cast iron skillet instead of a baking sheet for a slight crisp to the edges of your biscuits.
  • These biscuits are great for breakfast sandwiches. Add crispy bacon fried eggs, cheese, ham, or sausage (or a combination) for a savory morning option. 
  • For a sweeter treat, fill the biscuits with your favorite fruit jam or local honey.
  • When cutting your biscuits, don’t twist the cutter. By not twisting as you cut, the biscuits will be much more layered and flaky as opposed to sealing in those layers by twisting the edges of the dough.
Sourdough biscuit with honey

How do you make sourdough biscuits in a Dutch oven?

Prepare the recipe as written. Place the cut biscuits into a shallow Dutch oven or cast iron Dutch oven. They’ll likely be touching, which is ok, and will result in soft, fluffy sides. Bake as directed, but start checking the biscuits for doneness around 8-10 minutes.

Storage and Reheating 

Room Temperature: Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container on the counter for up to two days. To keep your biscuits fresh longer, store in the fridge for up to a week.

Freezer: You can freeze these biscuits as well! If baked, let the biscuits cool completely before placing in a freezer safe container. You can also freeze biscuit dough and bake when ready to eat! Freeze dough on a parchment lined baking sheet first then transfer the frozen dough to a freezer bag. Whether baked or not, you can store these sourdough biscuits for up to three months.

Reheating: Reheat baked biscuits in the microwave until warmed through. For frozen biscuits, bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. For frozen sourdough biscuit dough, bake at 450°F for about 20-25 minutes. No need to thaw in either instance!

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Half a sourdough biscuit topped with honey.

Sourdough Biscuits

Yield: About 6-8 Biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Flaky, buttery, with just a slight tang, these Sourdough Biscuits are the perfect addition to your sourdough recipe stockpile! Don’t throw out the sourdough discard, use it instead to make these beautifully baked biscuits in under half an hour. Great for breakfast sandwiches or just to complete your favorite meal!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (very cold or frozen)
  • 1 cup unfed sourdough discard
  • ¼ - ½ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to incorporate the butter until it resembles a coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add the sourdough starter and ¼ cup of milk to the flour mixture. Use a rubber spatula to mix until a dough begins to form. If the dough is too dry, add the additional milk a little at a time until it comes together to form a cohesive dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times. Form the dough into a 1-inch thick rectangle or circle, and use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits.
  5. Transfer the biscuits to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Serve warm. See post for storage options.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 biscuit. Actual calories will vary.

*The amount of biscuits the recipe makes varies depending on the size of cookie cutter, how thin the dough is rolled out, and how much dough is reused.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 501mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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