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Golden Sourdough Biscuits Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

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Runningdeere User ID: 7701143 121385
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!"

CarolynDP User ID: 7582208 87417
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."

alexisfoster218 User ID: 7515901 204332
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

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

blgpts User ID: 676275 100255
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"

nursej40 User ID: 4962406 32042
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"My favorite biscuit recipe!!"

nursej40 User ID: 4962406 31076
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This is a wonderful and tasty biscuit recipe. A good way to use extra starter. Got rave reviews from the men! Will be my favorite from now on."

sherex5 User ID: 5083529 121380
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I love making these biscuits! They are easy to mix up and very good. They aren't very good cold but wonderful while still warm."

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