Buttery Sourdough Sandwich Biscuits

These big, palm-sized biscuits are perfect for a breakfast sandwich. Their sourdough tang pairs nicely with egg, ham, sausage, or whatever you choose to stuff them with. Better yet — the recipe uses your "discard" sourdough, the extra starter you might otherwise throw away during the feeding process.

Prep
10 mins
Bake
20 to 23 mins
Total
30 mins
Yield
6 to 7 large biscuits
Buttery Sourdough Sandwich Biscuits

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, with a rack in the upper third. Grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.

  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work the butter into the flour until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.

  3. Add the starter, mixing gently until the dough is cohesive.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (a piece of parchment works well), and gently pat it into a 6" round about 1"-thick.

  5. Use a sharp 2 3/8" biscuit cutter to cut four rounds, cutting them as close to one another as possible. Gently push and pat the scraps into a 2 1/2" x 5" rectangle. Cut two more biscuits. Push and pat the remaining scraps into a 1"-thick biscuit; it'll be slightly smaller than the others.

  6. Place the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2" between them; they'll spread as they bake.

  7. Bake the biscuits in the upper third of your oven for 20 to 23 minutes, until they're golden brown.

  8. Remove the biscuits from the oven, and serve warm. Or cool completely, wrap in plastic, and store at room temperature for several days. Freeze, well-wrapped, for longer storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Don’t have any starter? Here’s a recipe for homemade sourdough starter. If you're making it from scratch, you'll need to feed it for 5 to 7 days before it’s ready for baking. Want a head start? Purchase our classic fresh sourdough starter – it’ll be ready for baking about 24 hours after it arrives at your door. Looking for tips, techniques, and all kinds of great information about sourdough baking? Find what you need in our sourdough baking guide.

  • Feel free to make smaller biscuits, if desired; they'll need slightly less time in the oven than the larger biscuits.
  • Sourdough starters can vary in how liquid they are. If your biscuit dough seems very dry, dribble in a bit of milk or buttermilk until it comes together.