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Herman Biscuits Recipe
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Herman Biscuits

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"This is a great biscuit recipe for using Herman sourdough starter."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Bring Herman Starter to room temperature.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir flour mixture and oil into Herman Starter. It will form a soft dough.
  4. On a lightly floured surface knead dough until smooth. Pinch off small pieces of dough and shape into balls OR roll dough out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits onto a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake in biscuits in the preheat oven for about 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2012

This made a lovely soft, light and fluffy dough. Really east to work and handle, I think I could user it in lots of diferent ways, I used Fliimsy's idea for cinnamon rolls this time. There was a little bit of a bitter taste from the baking soda (so not 5*) so I'm going to reduce the amount next time and hope I will still get good results. Thanks for the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2007

OMG I don't know what I did wrong but they did not rise very much. The only thing I can think of is that I didn't let the starter sit out long enough to room temperature. After only 20 minutes in the oven, they were almost burnt. I had to throw them out. Elly May Clampett's looked better than these!


15 Ratings

Jan 17, 2005

Not only does this make good biscuits, it also makes great Cinnamon Buns. Roll out the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and both white and brown sugars. Roll up and slice. Delicious!

Apr 11, 2003

I loved this recipe. It was a wonderful way to use my extra Herman starter.

Oct 29, 2003

I used a regular sourdough starter and baked for a bit shorter. Tasted great!!!!

Mar 19, 2009

I changed the instructions some. Used half whole wheat flour & half all purpose flour. I increased the oven temp to 400 degrees dropped the amount of time for baking. And skipped letting it rise. They turned out pretty good. I also tried letting them rise for an hour and baking at the higher temp. They turned out a little lighter.

Jan 04, 2008

My family loved this. They smelled great while they were cooking. The texture is a little cakey. I had to add around 1/2 cup more flour to get the right consistency but the flavor is terrific.

Apr 10, 2007

great recipe... and so easy! I line the baking sheet with parchment paper 1st and don't even have to wash the sheet... I do find that if you are rolling them out, you need to add about 1/4 - 1/3 cup more flour... I've never tried these with whole wheat flour, but I think I will next time


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  • Calories
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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