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sourdough discard biscuits

Sourdough Discard Biscuits

Gimme Yummy
This sourdough discard recipe is easy to make with just a few ingredients, flour, sourdough discard, baking powder, butter, buttermilk, sugar, and salt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Breads, Breakfast, Quick Breads
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 200 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 240 grams
  • 1 teaspoon salt 6 grams
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk 110 grams or milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 75 grams
  • 1 cup sourdough discard 240 grams
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 10 grams


  • Preheat oven to 410°F (210°C), and set the rack to middle positions.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into mixing with the paddle attachment and mix on slow for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon in the butter and mix at low speed until a crumble texture is achieved, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the sourdough discard and buttermilk and mix the dough on medium speed just until it comes together.
  • Transfers the dough onto a floured working surface and spread the biscuit dough by patting it to about 1 inch in thickness.
  • Using a round 3-inch cookie cutter, cut off pieces and place onto a baking sheet. Separate them about 1 1/2-2 inches apart. You should get about 12 pieces.
  • Rework the leftover biscuit dough trim and repeat until all the dough is used up.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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