I refreshed my sourdough starter and decided to try a new recipe, Cheddar Cheese Sourdough Biscuits. These biscuits combine sourdough starter, baking powder, and baking soda as leavening agents. The result is denser than biscuits made only with baking powder, but the tang of the sourdough makes them a tasty treat with a soup, salad, or chili dinner.
I found this recipe in my favourite sourdough recipe book, Sourdough Cookery by Rita Davenport.
1 cup wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons making powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon herbs
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/4 cup margarine
Mix dry ingredients. Cut in margarine until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
1 cup sourdough starter
Extra milk as needed
Stir in starter. Add milk (if needed) until dough leaves the side of bowl (it will be sticky)
Stir in 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese.
Drop biscuits by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Let rise for 15 minutes in a warm place. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan quickly. Serve warm with butter.
Do you have any favourite sourdough recipes you would like to share? -- Margy