Total Time
8hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 hrs

The first time I made these, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Serve immediately or cover in a zip lock bag, 'cause they'll get hard as a rock if you don't.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter (like my grape fermented starter)
  • 23 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 12 cups flour (not a mis print, you need more)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup shortening (or you can use butter)


  1. Measure first four ingredients into a non-metallic bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Cover loosely with a damp towel/cloth, and let stand in a warm place 8 - 18 hours (the longer it stands, the stronger the flavor gets).
  3. Stir batter down.
  4. In another mixing bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Cut in shortening until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  6. Blend in starter mixture and turn out onto lightly floured surface.
  7. Knead gently 30 seconds.
  8. Add more flour if necessary, to make a soft dough.
  9. Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut with a floured glass, or biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake in preheated oven at 450°F for 12 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately with butter, honey butter or jam.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! Flaky goodness. You can really taste the tang of the sourdough in these. I mixed the ingredients the night before and let it sit in the oven with the light on all night. I got 10 huge biscuits out of this, which we enjoyed with strawberry rhubarb jam this morning. Thanks for a great, easy to follow recipe. Oh yeah, I didn't roll these out, but just made dough balls in my hands and smoothed out with a touch of water. Very tasty!

Queen Roachie August 02, 2009

Holy love, these are the best biscuits my life has experienced! I only had the batter sit for 5 hours, but the deliciousness still made me want to cry. thanks!

Pizzabeast January 19, 2009

Did make these with your sourdough starter, then, as a rather unusual addition, included them on my finger food counter, where they were devoured in no time by guests! Really enjoyed your biscuits! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike September 20, 2008

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