Sourdough Biscuits

Helen Matthews, Linville High School

  • 1/2 cup starter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cup flour divided
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp soda
  • About 1/2 cup salad oil

Mix starter, milk and 1 cup flour in a large bowl for 8 to 12 hours before you plan to serve biscuits. Cover bowl and keep at room temperature. When ready to make biscuits. Cover bowl and keep at room temperature. When ready to make biscuits, stir in 1 cup flour. Combine salt, soda, baking powder with 1/2 cup flour and sift over top. Mix well by hand, knead on floured board. Roll out 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a biscuit cutter. Dip each biscuit in salad oil and place close together in a 9 inch square pan.

Let set in a warm place and rise for 30 minutes.

Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes.

Yields about 16 biscuits.





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