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Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits


Sourdough Biscuits that are tender, delicious, and easy to make.

Hi. Remember me? My name is Jenni, and I run this blog. It’s been a while, huh? I know things have been a little slow over here for the last few months. But I’ve had a good excuse, I’ve been busy baking! Not in the kitchen, though – this baking involves lots of naps on the couch, quick meals and…well, not much else. Yes, that’s right, we are expecting Baby #2, due in mid September!

It is so interesting how different this pregnancy is from when I was pregnant with Ladybug. The first time around, I was soooooo siiiiick. Terribly, horribly, sick. In fact, I lost 35 pounds my first trimester. This time around, though, I haven’t had a single bout of morning sickness. But I also feel completely and utterly exhausted. Not that I’m complaining too much, I would totally trade hanging out on the couch for hanging out by the toilet any day. But just surviving the day with an active almost-3 year old takes every ounce of strength I have – let alone making dinner. And forget photography, editing, and writing…

Besides the morning sickness, my first pregnancy was a relatively easy one. Not so with trouble maker #2. This time has been full of unscheduled doctors visits, couch rest (that’s almost like bed rest but not so strict), one emergency trip to a high risk OB two hours away, and lots of prayers. I think this is just going to be one of those pregnancies. Luckily, though, we are all healthy, and baby is doing great, despite constantly freaking out mommy and daddy (we are pretty sure this little daredevil is a boy – I mean, what girl would cause this much trouble? haha)

Now that I am 17 weeks along, and slowly starting to get some energy back, I’ve got a whole slew of new recipes coming up for you! Thanks for being patient with me while I slept on the couch, and please continue to be so as I get all these recipes ready for you (and clean my house, because BOY howdy, does it need it!!)

Instead of buns in the oven, I’m bringing you some biscuit today! These are a great biscuit to utilize some discard sourdough starter. I thought the sourdough and the buttermilk together would be kind of ridiculous, but it turned out amazingly. We’ve been making these biscuits a lot lately, and pretty much devour them immediately. All of them.

Sourdough Buttermilk Biscuits

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake bread sourdough buttermilk
Ingredients (1 dozen)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed and cold
  • 1 cup sourdough starter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • butter, melted (for brushing on top)
Instructions
In a medium bowl, mix together the buttermilk and starter and let sit on the counter.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like cornmeal or sand.
Combine the buttermilk/starter into the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms and it comes away from the side of the bowl.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently for 30 seconds (don’t overwork it!)
With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/2″ thick.
Cut biscuits and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes (I have also successfully skipped this step several times and they turn out just fine – not as high as the rested ones, but they still have good layers and flavor).
Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.
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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Poisonive
    April 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Congratulations to you and your family on baby #2! Looking forward to your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    April 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Congratulations!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly with no more emergency trips!

    • Reply
      jennifer
      April 11, 2013 at 2:12 AM

      Thank you! Me too! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    SallyBR
    April 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you! My youngest niece in BRazil is also pregnant, and just wrote me to say it's a boy, due in mid October… there you go, two new babies in the world!

    I wish you all the best, and look forward to whatever posts you want to write, even if it's just to say how many hours you were sitting in the sofa watching Food TV network… or cartoons ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      jennifer
      April 11, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      Oh my gosh, all I've been watching is tv centered around food! And now all I want is 5 star gourmet amazing food…and all I have the energy to make is boxed mac and cheese. LOL.

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    cookingwhims.com
    April 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Weeeee!!! Congrats on number 2!!

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    Robyn Fuoco
    April 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Congratulations Jenni, and glad to see you back! The biscuits look amazing!

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    Lisa
    April 11, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Congrats! Your post gives me some hope. I'm 24 weeks and was very sick my first trimester. I was wondering if I'd ever get pregnant again, but we don't want an only child. Glad to know it's not a guarantee that I'll be sick with #2! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Take care of yourself momma!

    • Reply
      jennifer
      April 11, 2013 at 2:11 AM

      It's definitely not a guarantee! Every pregnancy is totally different! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    procrastinatingbaker
    April 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Congratulations! I am expecting #3 at the end of September :). I hope the rest of your pregnancy is much less eventful. Thanks also for the black bean brownie recipe – it was a big hit with my family.

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    procrastinatingbaker
    April 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Congratulations! I am expecting #3 at the end of September :). I hope the rest of your pregnancy is much less eventful. Thanks also for the black bean brownie recipe – it was a big hit with my family.

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    procrastinatingbaker
    April 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Congratulations! I am expecting #3 at the end of September :). I hope the rest of your pregnancy is much less eventful. Thanks also for the black bean brownie recipe – it was a big hit with my family.

    • Reply
      jennifer
      April 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Oh, congrats! We are due pretty close together! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked the brownies! They are yummy!

  • Reply
    Lynn Huntley
    April 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Congrats!! My first Grand-daughter was born on March 29th, little Willow Lynn:) God bless to you and yours~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    Created by Hannah Grunzke
    April 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Congratulations!!! And take it easy!

  • Reply
    Jane
    April 12, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    So that's why you've been missing… Congratulations and all the best to you, Jenni!

    • Reply
      jennifer
      April 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Haha, yup, that's where I've been! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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    Amy
    April 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Congratulations!! Glad to see you back, too – these biscuits look yummy!

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    korenainthekitchen.com
    April 14, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    Huge congratulations Jenni! This is probably going to make me sound like a weirdo, but I was thinking about you this morning and randomly wondering if you were planning on having another kid… and then I log onto your blog and taa-daa! Craziness.

    • Reply
      jennifer
      April 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      Hahaha, Korena, I keep trying to tell you that we are the same! LOL

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      korenainthekitchen.com
      April 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      LOL, only now you're two kids ahead of me… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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