Sunday, January 19, 2014

sourdough biscuits

Back when we looked like this...

...and that was a few years ago...but back then, we got engaged.  My father-in-law announced that he was taking care of the whole rehearsal dinner.  And boy did he!

He picked out one of his own prize lambs to slaughter for the big day, and he smoked it for about 4 days before the event.  He made several different kinds of homemade ice cream, froze them in individual containers, placed those containers in buckets of water, froze those buckets, and then covered the buckets in frozen sleeping bags.  I get tired just thinking about it!

And he also experimented with a sourdough biscuit recipe until he got it just right.  :)

Everything turned out beautifully.  The lamb was delicious, the ice cream stayed frozen despite the August heat, and the bread was such a hit that I asked for the recipe.  Here it is!

First, dissolve yeast in water.  Then, add all of the remaining ingredients and knead until the dough is no longer sticky, adding flour if necessary.  Place it in a greased bowl and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, roll it out about two inches thick...

...and then cut it into biscuits.

Bake the biscuits at 450 degrees for about half an hour or until beautifully golden.

And that's it!  The only rising that takes place is what happens overnight in the fridge, so these are a relatively quick fix.  The sourdough flavor is very subtle, so even sourdough haters will dig in to these!

Sourdough Biscuits
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 t. salt
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 6 or more cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add remaining ingredients and stir or knead. Continue adding flour until dough is no longer sticky. Place dough in a greased bowl - cover and place in refrigerator overnight. The next day, roll out dough to a 2-inch thickness and cut into biscuits. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes.


  1. These biscuits sound like perfection! Your father-in-law sounds amazing!

  2. You'd better keep your husband so you can keep the FIL. Love men who can cook.

    1. Lol...I'd keep my husband no matter what. And he can cook, too!


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