Grandma's Sourdough Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

My grandma makes these every time we go over for dinner. I got my starter from her, so I too make these every couple weeks when I need to use up some starter. They are really fast and easy, and taste delicious right out of the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Cut in the margarine or butter.
  3. Mix in sourdough starter.
  4. Turn out dough onto lightly floured board.
  5. Knead a few times, until all of the flour is mixed in.
  6. Pat/roll dough to 3/4" and cut out biscuits; place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 425°F for 12-15 minutes, until slightly brown.


Most Helpful

Amazing and simple recipe, why fix something when it's not broken? I always have sourdough starter bubbling on top of my fridge. So I just had to make these... plus I don't eat pork but I love some biscuits and gravy but know I'll have to make it myself to be sure there's no pork in it, so today was the day! <br/>Tip: After years of cutting cold butter into various recipes for apple pie crust and such, I learned that taking the butter out of the fridge and just using a cheese grater that you can clean easily is the best way to incorporate cold butter into any dough recipe. No "cutting" required. In my 20's it was ok, but now I get sore after that kind of a workout! ;)

Moose is Loose May 05, 2014

Thank you for this excellent recipe! My first batch just came out of the oven and I can't believe how tasty these biscuits are. Another sourdough success story! Instead of all purpose flour, I used white whole wheat flour, but the biscuits still came out light and tender with a nice crispy crust. I let the dough sit for about 30 minutes to allow the sourdough to do its magic before I kneaded it. Give your grandma a kiss for me! :-) Cathy B.

MaineMama August 29, 2006

I am eating them straight out of the oven and the texture is delicate and soft. The sourdough flavor is subtle. I followed the recipe to a T and they came out so well I would serve them to guests. I let the last few set for 30 minutes and the sourdough flavor is much stronger. Do this only if you love sourdough.

luckygirlmo July 03, 2012

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