Big Batch Sourdough Biscuits

A Week of Sourdough Recipes

Big Batch Sourdough Biscuit recipe is adapted from a recipe I found in Hometown Cooking Magazine, October 2000. I bought a “lot”of Hometown Cooking Magazines for under $1 at the St. Vinny’s. I think there was 12 in the “lot” I haven’t been able to find much information on Hometown Cooking Magazine except that the magazine is loaded with delicious recipes, many of which I’ve made over the years. This recipe being one of them.
big batch sourdough biscuits

Loves Biscuits

My hubby loves biscuits. He could eat them with every meal if I made them. But then he grew up with biscuits and dinner rolls, whereas I didn’t. When I was growing up we never had biscuits. My mom Aggie made cornbread muffins using the Jiffy brand muffin mix but we never had southern-style biscuits or any biscuit for that matter. Aggie was a dunker of cookies, donuts and crackers but not of biscuits. We did have the ever popular loaf of Mrs. Karl’s bread stacked up high on the dinning table with each and every meal. No one would eat the top slice, so we flipped the bread.

Flipping the Bread

Believe it or not, there is an art to flipping the bread. At every meal, there would be a stack of Mrs. Karl’s white bread on the table. Sitting on a plate, in the of the table,    was the stack of bread ‘centerpiece.’  How to flip the bread. Using one hand, grab and pick up four slices of bread. Flip bread over putting the fourth slice on the top of the stack. Take the top slice and enjoy. It’s as simple as that!

big batch sourdough biscuits

Big Batch Sourdough Biscuits

Delicious served with soup, stew or anything else you like or eat with honey.
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Grease baking sheets; set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Stir together the sourdough starter and milk; add to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Drop dough from well-rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375º for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.
  • Brush biscuit tops with melted butter. Serve warm with honey and or jam.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 315mg, Potassium: 373mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 70IU, Calcium: 154mg, Iron: 2.4mg
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