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homemade biscuits cut open with butter spread on

Sourdough Biscuit Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Homemade Sourdough Biscuit Recipe that can be made without yeast with a sourdough starter. These biscuits are light and fluffy on the inside and buttery on the outside.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 18 Biscuits
Calories 112 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick stick or ½ cup unsalted butter cold, not soft cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • melted butter to brush on the biscuits
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  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a pastry cutter, two butter knives or your hands work the cold butter into the dry mixture until pea-size coarse crumbs have formed.
  • Next, add the sourdough starter and buttermilk or another dairy you are using to the bowl. Mix until a dough forms. If it seems dry add a tiny amount of buttermilk to the bowl. (See notes on sourdough starter)
  • Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead about 5 to 8 times just enough so the dough is soft and pliable. Do not over-knead or your biscuits will be tough and not tender.
  • Roll out with a floured rolling pin to about ½ inch thickness. Use a round 2 ½ inch biscuit cutter or cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. 
  • Place the cut out biscuits on a buttered baking sheet 2 inches apart. Brush melted butter over the tops.
  •  Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in a 450 F. preheated oven until golden brown.
  •  Makes 18 biscuits. 



  • Do not over-knead or handle the dough.
  • Start with a very active sourdough starter
  • If your sourdough starter is very thick verses very thin you may need to add a drop or two more buttermilk to the dough.
  • The dough should be stiff,not sticky. Dust with flour well but the extra flour could make tough biscuits.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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