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Use Your Sourdough Sourdough Discard to Make Cheddar-Parmesan Biscuits

These are great, simple biscuits that you can make immediately after feeding your starter and for which you don't need a "mature" starter. If your starter is active, it will give the biscuits extra lift as well as flavor. The biscuits are light, nicely cheesy tasting, and go well with dinner or breakfast dishes. Dried minced chives enhance the cheese flavor, and fresh chives or chopped green onions are even better. The biscuits are easy to make. Rather than rolling out the dough and cutting out biscuits, I plop portions of dough onto a baking sheet and shape the portions into rough discs with damp fingers. The process takes only a few minutes and is less messy than rolling. The sourdough biscuits keep much better than regular biscuits and are great reheated in the toaster or air fryer. Enjoy!

Use Your Sourdough Sourdough Discard to Make Cheddar-Parmesan Biscuits
Use Your Sourdough Sourdough Discard to Make Cheddar-Parmesan Biscuits

Cheddar-Parmesan Sourdough Biscuits -- Makes 20+ Smallish Biscuits

1 1/2 cups of sourdough starter/discard

1/4 cup of plain, fat-free yogurt

2 tablespoons of canola oil

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 1/2 cups of white whole-wheat flour, divided

2 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces

2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon of dried minced chives

In a large bowl, mix the starter, yogurt, and canola oil. Stir in the sugar and half the flour. Stir in the butter. It won't mix in completely and will leave little chunks of butter throughout the dough. That's good. Mix in the remaining flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and Parmesan cheese until everything is well blended. Stir in the cheddar cheese and the chives. Drop walnut-sized bits of dough onto a baking sheet linked with parchment paper, leaving at least an inch between the dough mounds. If you'd like more uniform, organized biscuits rather than the free-form variety, with damp hands, shape each mound into a roundish disk. At this point you can bake the biscuits immediately or set them aside for about an hour. If you set the biscuits aside, they will rise slightly (depending on the warmth of your kitchen and whether you have an active starter) and be even lighter (Mmmm!). Either way, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes or until they're golden brown.

Use Your Sourdough Sourdough Discard to Make Cheddar-Parmesan Biscuits
Use Your Sourdough Sourdough Discard to Make Cheddar-Parmesan Biscuits

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