Anytime you’re working with sourdough and you’re looking for a killer recipe, lean toward the overnight ones. Not only can you bake the next day when you are ready for it, but the flavor profile of your breads will be better. Your bread will bake browner and everyone will be happier.
It’s hard to plan ahead sometimes, which is why mixing a small portion of your dough just before slipping into bed is easy. Usually you just mix starter, and more flour and a liquid then you set that bowl aside and enjoy your dreams.
Now onto the tasty stuff…
This biscuit dough doesn’t have any butter in it. I know. It’s okay. I was skeptical at first, but I decided to give it a try. Really, you’re not missing anything as far as the fluffy, flakey results we all want with a good biscuit. This recipe has it’s benefits too as there is no need to tirelessly rub flour and butter together, you just get to enjoy it with very little effort. If you’re missing the butter, now you can shamelessly spread it on thick when you eat these tasty friends. Yum!
- ½ cup sourdough starter
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ½ cups unsifted flour
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. soda
- Melted butter to grease pan
- The NIGHT BEFORE, mix together the starter, milk, and 1 cup of the flour. I like to put this in my stand mixer bowl to avoid excess dirty dishes. Let it rest overnight or 8 hours.
- The next morning (or when you’re ready to start) add the remaining 1 ½ cups of your flour, the salt, sugar, baking soda and powder into your stand mixer bowl. If you’re doing this by hand you can put everything in a bowl and mix with your hands. Feel free to turn it out on the counter if the bowl is constricting you.
- Don’t work your dough too long after it has come together. Like a scone, biscuits don’t want developed gluten. Once it has all come together, roll it out to ½” thick.
- Place your biscuits on a pan and allow to rise for 30 minutes. If you want a pull-apart, place your biscuits ½ to 1 inch apart. If you like each biscuit to be an island, place them about 2 inches apart.
- Preheat the oven to 375℉.
- Brush with butter and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool just a minute before enjoying!