Friday, November 9, 2012

Jacquie Rogers -- Sourdough Baking: Part 3, Sourdough Biscuits

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.

Sourdough Biscuits
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!

New covers!  Yes, the ♥ Hearts of Owyhee ♥ books all have new covers now, so here's the unveiling!

5 stars from romantchick: Nancy Drew meets William Shakespeare ...hilarious characters, memorable colloquialisms, a clever, engaging plot and fine writing. All of which recommends Rogers's Much Ado About Marshals as everything to do about a charming, well-written romp.

A romantic trip to the Old West stamped with Jacquie Rogers' special brand of humor.
 ~ Caroline Clemmons, author of Brazos Bride

FIVE STARS! Jacquie Rogers writes some of the best Historical Romances on today's market. Not content to simply write a plot and toss in a lot of bed scenes and/or filler, this author adds in subplots, humor, action, suspense, and some endearing strays. ~Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews


Ellen O'Connell said...

Since I'm trying to lose a few pounds right now, this post isn't good for me. I'm not going to try it but an going to keep it alongside your second one for slimmer times.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Jacquie, The new covers look good. Love that Cole! Wishing you continued success!

Jacquie Rogers said...

Same here, Ellen. I love sourdough baked goods, but they really love my hips. LOL.

Jacquie Rogers said...

Thanks, Caroline! ♥ I like all my new covers but do have a fondness for Marshals, for obvious reasons. :)

Ciara Gold said...

Yum and just in time for Thanksgiving. I haven't done much baking of breads so this looks like a great place to start. Thanks for sharing.

Lyn Horner said...

Jacquie, although I can't eat much bread on my new diet, I love sourdough biscuits. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I'm going to print it out right now.

Jacquie Rogers said...

You're welcome, Ciara. Enjoy!

Jacquie Rogers said...

Same here on the low-carb. The kids sure do love them, though.