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Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits in a red, white and yellow striped towel.
Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
If you have sourdough starter around, you know you're always looking for ways to use the sourdough discard. Make these sourdough buttermilk biscuits and it might become the main reason you have sourdough starter to begin with! They are tender, moist and delicious with a little sourdough tang to enhance the flavor.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lunch, Quick and Easy, Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 8
Calories: 241 kcal
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup butter 4 ounces
  • 1 cup sourdough starter (230 grams)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk to break up any lumps.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and pinch it into the dry ingredients with your fingers until the butter cubes break down into crumbs.
  4. Combine the sourdough starter and buttermilk in a bowl, stirring well to combine.
  5. Add the buttermilk and starter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, just until there are no more streaks of dry flour.
  6. Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface and press it into a rectangle that is about ¾-inch thick. Fold the dough like you are folding a letter, folding the top of the dough down and the bottom of the dough up. Give the dough a 90º turn and pat it down again into a rectangle about ¾-inch thick. Fold again. Fold the dough over on itself three or four times and press it down one last time.
  7. Use a round cutter to cut the dough into circles and place them on a baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until they have risen and browned on top.
  8. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter and serve warm or cooled to room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 454IU9%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.