I am very new to the world of sourdough baking, but I’m enjoying learning how to cook with this special kitchen addition. It is fascinating to “feed” my starter and watch it grow while it sits on my counter, and then being able to cook with it is pretty neat, in my opinion. So here is a simple recipe that would be perfect for beginners like myself, or anyone who just wants an easy sourdough biscuit recipe.
For this recipe you will need a mature sourdough starter. I followed the instructions by Gnofglins at https://traditionalcookingschool.com/ to start the one I’m using. But let’s move on with the recipe…
Sourdough Drop Biscuits
Yields: 36 biscuits
5 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups water
1/2 cup active sourdough starter
1 TBSP salt
3-4 TBSP melted butter (for brushing the tops of the biscuits after cooking)
First, pour your 3 cups of water into a good size bowl, then add the salt (I used a little baking soda in this batch, but I’ll probably skip it next time). Next, mix in the flour. I am using fresh ground hard white wheat. Incorporate the flour well, then pour in the 1/2 cup sourdough starter, and mix again until well combined. The dough should be fairly stiff, but still sticky.
Cover the bowl and let sit overnight, or 12 hours, in a warm place.
This is the dough the night before…
…and here it is the next morning!
Now you will want to set your oven to 375 degrees, grab a couple of baking sheets and start spooning the dough onto the pans. I just used a regular spoon for this.
Now you’re ready to bake the biscuits, which should take between 20 and 25 minutes. Towards the end of the cooking time, go ahead and melt a few tablespoons of butter.
After removing from the oven, brush the tops of the biscuits with your melted butter and allow to cool a little. Then, enjoy them alongside your dinner, or as an easy snack, maybe with some apple butter or your favorite jelly.
I hope you’ll enjoy making this recipe and be inspired to try some sourdough baking!