Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

Sourdough Journey #3: Sourdough Discard BISCUITS

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Will this be a win or a groan?
I don’t know but they are currently in the oven!

I wanted to use up some of my sourdough discard .. and see if it would work. Why not biscuits!

NOTE: I’m writing this “as we go”!!


RECIPE

(Preheat the oven to 425f and get a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and ready to go)

  • 1 cup of flour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (chilled)

Mixed gently to a crumble - don’t heat up that butter too much 

Gentle mix in:
  • 1 cup sourdough starter discard (pre-feeding, apparently) .. again be gentle!

Onto floured board, gently pat the dough into a 1” thick round
Using a sharp edged 2-3” cookie cutter, cut into rounds
(Note: the sharp edges won't pinch the edges together, which, then, allows the biscuits to rise nicely)
Space onto cookie sheet about 2” apart
Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

NOTE: I couldn’t find my cookie cutters - it has been a while - so these guys are bite size
I had extra dough so I put a few on a tray in the air fryer.

Can you see the difference? The air fryer ones are much puffier.
Or was it because the dough was worked just that little bit more?
I will have to experiment more.
I split an air fryer one, buttered it … and savoured every tiny morsel.
It was SO good!! 
I think Rick would love it - but he is golfing so he misses out on the “fresh out of the oven”
Now for the oven version…
I just put two together, with some butter between.
They were a little dry.
Again - more experimenting to be done (and I have to find my cookie cutters, which I put away so I’d know where they are .. and then forgot the location)

Overall, I’d say this was a win. 

  • Didn’t take long to make. Maybe half an hour tops.
  • Uses something that would go into the garbage if not used.
  • Delicious. 

If they were larger, I can see making a sandwich with then, adding  some ham, cheese, herbs, into the centre.

Well, I guess I’m not only a gardener, now, but a baker, too!

My home is my homestead and I am the steward.
- Debbie

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