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Sourdough Starter Biscuits

Sourdough Starter Biscuits

Sourdough bread is delicious and a fulfilling kitchen activity. But you usually end up with quite a bit of "discard" from your sourdough starter. These flakey, buttery biscuits are an easy way to use it up!
Course Bread
Keyword baking, bread, oven, sourdough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 biscuits


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (120 g)
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick salted butter cold
  • 1 cup sourdough starter unfed/discard


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking powder
  • Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the bowl
  • With your hands, mash the mixture together until uneven lumps form
  • Add the sourdough starter and keep mixing with your hands until a somewhat dry dough forms
  • On a lightly floured parchment lined surface (counter or cutting board work well), press the dough into a large round, about 1 inch thick. No need to use a rolling pin
  • Using a knife or circular mold (even a cup or mug will work), make dough into eight biscuits and place on a greased or nonstick baking sheet
  • Bake for 22 minutes until the tops and edges start to turn golden
  • Serve warm or let cool and store at room temperature on a covered plate or in a container. Should last for a couple days. Or freeze them!