Here are the ingredients you will need to make this wonderful buttery biscuits:
- 6 Tablespoons cold butter
- 2 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (freshly ground if possible)
- 1/2 cup sourdough starter
- 1/3 cup water
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a small bowl mix the sourdough starter with the 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup water. Let sit in a cool place, covered lightly with a towel, for a few hours.
When ready to continue the recipe, break up the butter in a mixer...
...and then add in 2 1/2 cups flour until the butter and the flour are fully incorporated. Next, mix in the milk and the sourdough mixture you started above.
Let this mixture sit for 6 hours, lightly covered with a towel.
Right before you are ready to make the biscuits, sprinkle the salt, baking powder, and baking soda on the dough...
...and then fold the dough over 12 times making layers of the dough and the baking powder/soda/salt in between the dough.
Roll out on a sheet of parchment and cut into 12 pieces. Then let the dough rest while heating the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook in the oven for about 8 minutes (or until slightly browned). These biscuits are wonderful with dinner and as you can see by the picture above they also taste very similar to scones and taste really good with some homemade cream cheese and jam.