Try getting back to your roots with this pioneering Sourdough Biscuits recipe.
This Sourdough Biscuits recipes is easy and fun to make – these sourdough biscuits can even be covered and baked over coals in the great outdoors, pioneer-style. They have that characteristic flaky crust (enhanced when you use lard) and soft, tart insides.
How to Make Sourdough Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sourdough starter
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons lard or butter, cold, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch cast-iron skillet and set aside.
In large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except melted butter, until soft dough forms.
Pinch off egg-sized pieces and roll between palms to form a ball. Place dough balls, touching, around edge of skillet in concentric circles until filled. Brush tops with melted butter. Set skillet in warm spot for 10 minutes to allow biscuits to rise.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately with butter and honey.
Yields 3 dozen biscuits.