Sourdough was the most common yeast used in the Old West. Believe me, it wasn't a hardship. Delicious! My family prefers it over regular yeast bread. By far. One of my family's all-time favorites is sausage gravy and sourdough biscuits. We don't have it often but it's sure a treat when we do.
So now let's get cooking. :)
If you have a sourdough starter, go for it. If you don't, check out Sourdough Baking: Part 2 to make one.
Truly, truly, a Food of Love!
(Feed starter the night before: 2 cups flour and 2 cups water, if you don't have enough.)
2 ¾ cups Flour
1 tsp Sugar or Honey
½ tsp Baking soda
½ tsp Salt
1 Tbs Baking powder
¼ cup Butter
2 cups Starter
½ cup Milk
Cut butter into dry ingredients. Stir in milk and starter. Knead on floured surface about 30 seconds. Pat to ½" thick (or a little thicker, but not thinner), cut into biscuits, place in greased pan. Let rest at least 30 minutes (or a couple of hours--sourdough isn’t picky). Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes depending on your oven (I bake them at 425 degrees for 18 minutes). When done, turn out on rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
Don’t forget to feed starter for tomorrow!
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