By pollen on February 06, 2002
Photo by under12parsecs
Photo by under12parsecs
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (213 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"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."
"Absolutely fantastic, delicious, I don't need another biscuit recipe ever again. Dangerous, though, these never survive through until leftovers, they're gobbled up in no time. I love your grandma!"
"A fantastic recipe for a very flavorful and fluffy biscuit that is easy to make if your in a hurry though I would highly suggest for the maximum sourdough flavor letting it rest for 30 minutes before kneading as others have suggested.<br/><br/>Love them slathered in open kettle fire cooked apple butter or smothered in sausage gravy!"
"This recipe is the very best biscuit recipe I have made in my entire life, and I have made more biscuits than you could imagine. I've made them several times to see if it was a fluke that they came out so brilliantly flaky and it wasn't! So I sent the recipe to my mom who also tried them out. Hers came out as beautifully as mine did. I made them exactly as the recipe stated, did not deviate one bit. All I can say is a huge thank you for sharing the biscuit recipe I have been searching for my entire adult life."
"This is recipe has become my go to biscuit recipe. I baked mine in a cast iron Dutch oven on our patio in a wood fire in our chimina. I was looking for a sourdough biscuit recipe to use in a Dutch oven when I am camping. The wood fire gives something to the flavor of the biscuit. This recipe is a real smile generator."
"I made these last night to have with my "carbo loading" dinner (running 15 miles today), alongside my super veggie-full spaghetti. They turned out perfect. I got 6 biscuits and the last 3 minutes I topped each with some asiago cheese. Turned out FANTASTIC!
Will definitely make these again."
"I used to hate having to throw away a cup of starter every time I "fed" it - now I don't have to! This recipe puts that excess starter to good use, and it produces some of the lightest, fluffiest biscuits I've ever made! Thank you for sharing Grandma's recipe! :-)"
"Hooray for Grandma, this is a fast and delicious recipe. I tend to make 7 instead of 8 so that they are a little bigger. Warm from the oven with real butter, hard to stop eating them."
"Tasty, delicious, delightful. Reminded me of a cross between a biscuit and a dinner roll. Lovely with a drizzle of honey or alone."
"Oh, my gosh... so easy and quick. I only had 1/4 cup of margarine, so I added a dash of oil as well and these turned out absolutely fine. Better than fine; they were stupendous, nice and hot on the side of a pot of winter pressure-cooker stew. My starter was pretty wet, but if I was using my usual firm starter, it would probably have been too dry, which may explain why some others have said it was dry; sourdough starters can vary considerably in hydration."
"Is your Grandma Paula Deen? Even with 100% whole wheat flour they were tender and flaky!!! These are the first ww biscuits I've EVER made that my family raved about. I used my food processor to mix the dry ingredients together, then I added the butter and pulsed till it was the size of small peas. It was a snap to make these in the fp. Did I mention this made FLAKY whole wheat biscuits? Thanks!!"
"I have to add a bit more flour, about 1/4 of a cup - I think my starter may be more liquid, plus we're at 3500 elevation. Otherwise my biscuits turn out a little flat... but the slight changes fixed that. We love these! They are our new Sunday Morning Biscuits! Thank Grandma for us!!!"
"Very good and very easy! I was just experimenting and wasn't really fixing these for a meal, but they were so good that I had to make up a pan of gravy to go with them. Granddaughter loved them!"
"These were great. My DH raved about them. I will be making these alot using recipe # 67075 sourdough starter for these. Thank your dear grandmother for this recipe. lol"
"I made this after Gypsy had asked for a biscuit recipe and i thought that they would be like our scones in Scotland, but i was wrong, they are very different don't know if it was the s/d or what but i really liked them, as Pollen said they are very light. I had 1/2 cup of starter left after making my weekly loaf so i only made 1/2 the amount and i had eaten 2 before they were cold with butter and cheddar the taste was amazing and the texture was crisp on the outside and light, fluffy and creamy on the inside next time i will add some sultanas or maybe some sun dried tomatoes and olives, i like the sound of that. Thank your grandma from us all in Scotland. I would have taken a photo but the aroma was so good i just had to eat them just couldn't wait maybe next time."
"This recipe was sent to me by a lady who read my comments on finding a recipe for light and fluffy sourdough biscuits. This one sounds more like it, as both baking soda and baking powder where used in the recipe I'd lost. I am going to try this recipe tonight for supper, and if I don't have anything else to go with these, I'lll just fill up on some good biscuits. Have a little bit of clam chowder leftover, so that will do just fine for this old woman! :-) Can't wait to try them...and if there are more recipes to come...I'll be watchin' for 'em. Thanks folks!"
"They were quite easy and quick to make, but I didn't like the taste of them at all. Maybe it was because of my sourdough starter (I've had a few problems with it) or maybe because they are just like nothing I am familiar to. Not sure. Also, They got burnt on the outside a bit while the inside was still a little doughy. Next time I won't bake them at quite as high temperature. I'll definitely try again, maybe next time they'll turn out better."
"These were easy, quick and delicious! Soft, fluffy, and yummy! I actually used them to make crock pot chicken-n-dumplings. I made a chicken soup in the crock pot and added the biscuits to the top for the last hour of cooking. My guest who requested my usual chicken-n-dumplings said they were better than ever with the sourdough biscuits on top. Thank you!"