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Even when your life is like a roller coaster, there are some things that just have to be done. And feeding your family is one of those things. I’m sure food is important for all families but it seems to be an especially big issue for large families. If I don’t stay on top of keeping meals made then we either have to eat out, which we can do maybe twice if I don’t go to the grocery store that week, or we have popcorn for dinner. My family loves popcorn, but when it becomes the main course of every meal…something must be done.

Last week, I made banana muffins and biscuit mix for the freezer. I also made a batch of sour dough biscuit dough.  I know this is not a real sour dough recipeBut it tastes real. There’s no starter to keep up with so you don’t have to feel guilty about letting it go bad. Or feel like you have to make it because you have the starter. So maybe we should call this “guilt free sour dough biscuits”?

Sour Dough Biscuit Recipe

Large bowl with lid (I use a 5qt. ice cream container)
1 cup warm water
1 package yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups buttermilk
3 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup oil
7 cups white flour (I’ve tried whole wheat but the bread tastes like beer – not sour dough)

Mix water, yeast and sugar and set aside. In large bowl, mix buttermilk, baking powder, soda, salt, oil and 6 cups flour. Then add yeast mixture and last cup of flour. Mix well. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. The longer it is stored, the more sour it will get.

To bake:   roll out with extra flour and cut into squares or with biscuit cutter. Put on baking sheet and let rise for 20 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown (about 12-15 minutes).

Enjoy, especially with butter and honey!

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