Golden Sourdough Biscuits Recipe

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I obtained this recipe from a friend when we were exchanging sourdough recipes a few years ago. These soft biscuits are best enjoyed straight from the oven.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Additional butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine Sourdough Starter and buttermilk; stir into crumb mixture with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  2. Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 10-12 times. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Golden Sourdough Biscuits in Best of Country Breads 2000, p54

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This was a great recipe and I used self rising in lue of all purpose, wonderful!! My sour dough starter is over 100 years old, from Alaska. If you want your starter to be more sour, add a tab of sugar!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"The biscuits were quick and easy to make. Delicious. Took my starter right out of the fridge and used, then fed the remaining sour dough starter. Will continue to use this recipe to make my biscuits."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Does the starter have to be freshly fed or can it be straight out of the fridge?"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"This recipe is in my sourdough cookbook by Rita Davenport that I have had for many many years. Matter of fact my starter is 44 years old. I have been making these biscuits that long also. My grandaughter is a newly wed and she also has a starter from mine and loves making all kinds of breads. This recipe has to be good to have lasted that many years. My husband has started cooking and he is making these biscuits tonight"

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"My favorite biscuit recipe!!"

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