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Sourdough Biscuits

The classic breakfast bread that we all know (and love!) with a fun new twist! These Sourdough biscuits are as delicious as they are easy to make. Buttery, tender, flaky, and only six pantry staple ingredients that also lets you use up some of your sourdough discard. Perfect when served with a small pat of butter, made into a breakfast sandwich, or even just served along side your favorite breakfast foods. There is really no wrong way to enjoy these delicious bites!

biscuits stacked on top of each other

About The Recipe

My entire life, we have always made Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, but in our efforts to figure out the best ways to use up the pour-off from our starters (yes, plural. We have TWO), we decided to give this a try. Savory, buttery, flaky, delish – this is seriously the best combination of two best breads to ever exist!

Trust me, I should know. We are serious bread connoisseurs in this house. Plus, I think at this point, we have every kind of bread known to man in our freezer.

These biscuits probably won’t be joining all of our other loaves of varying breads… We have been munching on these all day. They make for a perfect breakfast, a quick snack, and a delicious compliment to dinner!

biscuits stacked on top of each other on a marble counter

Seriously, breakfast for dinner is something that everyone needs to have at least once a week. It’s one of my absolute favorite things! These biscuits are even more incredible when served with our Homemade Strawberry Jam or our Homemade Raspberry Jam. And if you’re just really in the mood for sourdough breakfast treats, add in our Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes or our Sourdough Waffles and you’ll have an amazing spread of allllll things sourdough.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour – has just the right amount of protein to strengthen the dough and give it the perfect structure. 
  • Baking Powder – is a leavening agent that helps give these biscuits a light, airy texture.
  • Baking Soda – is also a leavening agent, but is used here to neutralize the acidity in the sourdough starter and the buttermilk.
  • Salt – enhances the flavor.
  • Unsalted Butter – adds fat, flavor, and moisture to help create a light, airy texture.
  • Sourdough Starter – is used to flavor the biscuits. It also helps with texture.
  • Buttermilk – lends tenderness and flavor.
ingredients for sourdough biscuits on a marble counter

Instructions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture. Gently toss together until the butter is spread throughout the flour and coated entirely.

Add the sourdough starter and the buttermilk. Gently mix together.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, sprinkle the top with flour, and roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds. Make sure you try and get as many biscuits from this first roll out as you can!

Take the excess dough and pile it back together. Gently press it down to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out more biscuits. If there is any excess dough left over, you can freeform it into a smaller biscuit.

Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until they’re golden brown.

And that’s it! Serve immediately.

Storing/Reheating

Once these sourdough biscuits have cooled, you can actually freeze them! Simply place them in a freezer safe bag and set in the freezer. They are also super easy to reheat! Just pop them into the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy for months on end! You could also reheat them in the oven to give them a little crunch.

three biscuits stacked on top of each other on a wire cooling rack

Expert Tips

  • Make sure the butter is frozen so it’s easy to grate!
  • Don’t squish the butter into the flour. Just gently toss until the butter is lightly coated with flour.
  • Don’t knead the dough. The less you handle it the better.
  • You can use any sized biscuit cutter you’d like. We used a 3 inch one.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!

When you make these Sourdough Biscuits, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

sourdough biscuits stacked on top of each other
4.79 from 32 votes

Sourdough Biscuits

Buttery, flaky, and seriously delicious! These Sourdough Biscuits are not only easy to make but a great way to use up left over starter.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 11

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • cups sourdough starter
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400℉.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Grate butter into flour mixture.
  • Toss together lightly.
  • Add starter and buttermilk.
  • Stir together gently.
  • Turn out onto floured surface.
  • Sprinkle top with flour.
  • Roll out to about ½ inch thick.
  • Cut with a 3 inch cutter and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes + Tips!

  • Make sure the butter is frozen so it’s easy to grate!
  • Don’t squish the butter into the flour. Just gently toss until the butter is lightly coated with flour.
  • Don’t knead the dough. The less you handle it the better.
  • You can use any sized biscuit cutter you’d like. We used a 3 inch one.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

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48 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The flavor was delicious! Mine were not puffy but I may have rolled too thin. Plus has to use mason jar ring for cutter. Certainly will try again! Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these for the 1st time tonight for dinner. Excellent biscuit with our Steak dinner. Added butter and a little honey when they came out of the oven! Yum!

    1. Hi Andrea! They should definitely not look like discs. Without knowing exactly what you did, all I can do is guess. Check your baking powder and baking soda to make sure they are in date and active. The sourdough starter shouldn’t really affect the rise. It’s more for flavor, but I don’t know what sourdough starter you are using. Something in that could have affected them. The butter needs to be frozen, or at least very cold. The buttermilk needs to be cold as well. I hope this helps.

  3. I have never tried Sourdough recipes before. First time for everything. I do make this type of biscuit, but another way, and served with a jam of any flavour. Sometimes, add another ingredient to the dough. One friend goes nuts over them….lol.
    Brenda

  4. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe for sourdough biscuits! I am a beginner with sourdough and these biscuits turn out amazing every time I make them! I’m taking a meal to a friend tonight and these biscuits are on the menu. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Awesome biscuits. Like they say don’t overwork the dough. I use them for biscuits and sausage gravy, then I use the leftovers for breakfast sandwiches. I take a sausage patty, make circle molds of scrambled egg, and a piece of cheese. I let everything cool separately, make the sandwiches, wrap them individually in plastic wrap then aluminum foil, seal them in freezer bags and freeze. We have eaten them 2 months later and they were still soft and wonderful.

        1. Hi Leigh! You can, but keep in mind they will take longer to bake. You can also bake them slightly under what is called for, about 5 minutes less, then freeze them. They’ll take less time to finish.

          1. 5 stars
            These are my family’s favorite biscuits, I made a double batch and froze the dough. So anytime I want to make biscuits I just pop a couple in the air fryer at 400 for about 16 minutes! So good, son wants me to quadruple the recipe! We have made them for fresh breakfast sandwiches or sausage biscuits and gravy!

          2. Hi Leigh! We’re so happy to hear that you and your whole family love this recipe. I love the idea of freezing the dough to get fresh biscuits! That’s SO smart! We hope you find more recipes to love and share with your family on our blog 🫶 x, Caylie

    1. Hi Jamie! We’re so happy to hear that!! These are definitely something we love, too. Thank you for making (and loving!) our recipe. I hope you find more to love on our blog! 😊 x, Caylie

  6. 2 stars
    I haven’t decided about making this recipe again. Glad I read the comments, because mine turned out soupy too and had to add a cup of self rising flour. Not sure the reasoning to not incorporate the butter into the flour. I used a Pampered Chef flat pan and about had a fire from the butter running off the pan. Kitchen filled with smoke.

    1. Hi Mary! If you had fully read the comment, her starter was pure liquid. Mine is not. Please refer to my answer and her comment back. I’m not sure where you got the butter not being incorporated in the flour. It is grated in and fully incorporated. I’m also not sure why you added self-rising flour. However, if that is the flour you used for the entire recipe, I hope you omitted the baking powder and salt. Let me know if you have any other issues or questions. I’m always here to help you troubleshoot and figure out what went wrong.

  7. This is my go to recipe. Delicious and perfect every time. Just made a double batch with cheddar and jalapeños! They are still in the oven but it smells amazing!

    1. Hi Megan! Thank you so much for making our recipe! We’re so glad to hear you love them. Adding the cheddar and jalapeños sounds AMAZING!! We hope you find more recipes that you love on our blog 🥰

      Happy holiday’s! x, Caylie

  8. 5 stars
    I tried it! It came out great. I actually doubled the recipe and got 26 large biscuits. My family loved them!

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve been testing biscuit recipes for at least one year. I’ve made these biscuits several times. They are the best!!! I don’t like grating butter. I find the process to be very messy and tedious. Instead, I cut frozen butter into very small cubes then place them back into the freezer while I prepare the rest of the ingredients. I use a fork to stir the cubes of butter into the flour. I never use my hands as I think this causes the butter to cool and soften too much before baking.
    Thanks bunches for this great recipe.
    Lee Ann from Alexandria, Louisiana

    1. Hi Lee Ann! We’re glad to hear you love these biscuits as much as we do. They’re a great use for sourdough discard! Thanks for the review and we hope you’ll find more recipes to love on our blog!! Xo, Caylie

  10. I have been looking for the perfect biscuit recipe and after many fails, you came to the rescue. Best biscuit ever, thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

  11. Should this be 4 cups of flour. I had a very runny batter instead of dough! I added 2 cups of self-rising in…. now I’m doing the math and realizing I probably should have added 2 cups of all-purpose. 🙁 Not sure how they will turn out. They are in the oven now.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I’m sorry to hear you had a batter rather than a dough. We’ll go back through this recipe, troubleshoot, and see what the problem is. Thank you for letting us know! I hope the biscuits come out okay! Xo, Caylie.

    2. Hi, Jennifer! I went back and re-made the sourdough biscuits this morning to try and troubleshoot for you. Mine came out just as pictured. The only thing I can think of is that your sourdough starter may be more liquid than mine. Mine is pretty thick. I feed 2 cups of starter with 2 cups of flour and 1 1/2 cups water. I never pour off below 2 cups because I use it so much!😂 I hope this helps.

      1. That’s definitely it then – my started is all liquid! I had no idea there were different kinds.😂 I feed mine with sugar, water, and a three tablespoons of instant potatoes. They still turned out great! I’m absolutely trying them again! This time I’ll double the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.