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Sourdough Biscuits in Iron Skillet

Sourdough is one of my favorite breads. I keep homemade starter so I can bake up a couple of loaves of sourdough bread any time the mood hits. The starter has to be fed on a regular basis, and one cup of the starter is removed each time before feeding. This cupful of starter can be discarded or used for another baking purpose. An easy project for the unfed starter is sourdough biscuits. These bake up piping hot in an iron skillet.



  1. 1 cup flour

  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  5. 1/3 cup butter, cold and cut in pieces

  6. 1 cup unfed sourdough starter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Lightly butter an iron skillet.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

  4. Cut butter into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter.

  5. Stir in sourdough starter.

  6. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.

  7. Knead by folding dough over several times.

  8. Roll out to 3/4-inch thickness and cut rounds with a biscuit cutter.

  9. Place in prepared skillet.

  10. Bake for 12 minutes, or until slightly brown.

  11. Serve hot.

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