Buttermilk Sourdough Biscuits


This is the way we've been making sourdough biscuits for years. It results in a lighter, less dense sourdough biscuit than with traditional methods.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 30 mins
12 biscuits


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vinegar

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • ½ cup sourdough starter

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted


  1. Make buttermilk by combining milk and vinegar in a small bowl. Stir and let sit until slightly thickened and curdled, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Mix 1 cup flour, sourdough starter, and buttermilk together in a large, non-reactive bowl. Cover and let dough sit in a warm place, 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Add 1 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda to the dough; knead lightly until well mixed. Turn dough out onto a work surface that has been sprinkled with remaining 1/2 cup flour. Roll or pat dough out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Dip a biscuit cutter into melted butter and cut out biscuits. Reserve any remaining butter.

  4. Place biscuits close together in a greased 9x13-inch pan. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Melt any remaining butter and brush over biscuits.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Note:

For pinch off biscuits, do not roll the dough, simply pinch off the biscuits and continue as instructed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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