These biscuits are both gluten-free and dairy-free, but deliciously tender on the inside and crisp along the edges. Serve them up for breakfast with butter and jam or alongside a steaming bowl of soup.
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Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter
Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter
Not eating gluten? No problem! With the help of our gluten free sourdough starter culture, you can make tangy, fluffy sourdough bread that’s gluten-free.
The GF sourdough starter is an heirloom culture, meaning you'll make endless bread dough all from one starter! Just add water and gluten-free flour.
Sourdough is perfect for beginners, and this gluten free sourdough bread starter is a very forgiving culture and one of the easiest to work with!
- 1 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
- 6 Tbsp. solid coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup gluten-free sourdough starter
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- Combine flours with xanthan gum and whisk to evenly combine. Using a pastry cutter, cut coconut oil into flour mixture until it becomes crumbly, the size of a small peas.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg, then whisk in the coconut milk and gluten-free sourdough starter. Pour into the flour mixture and mix with a fork until a dough begins to form. Knead the dough with your hands in the bowl until it comes together in a cohesive mass. The dough may be sticky at this point.
- Cover the dough and sour 4-12 hours. At first there will be no noticeable tang, then the dough will develop to produce a noticeable sourdough flavor.
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Sprinkle baking powder, baking soda, and salt over the biscuit dough. Knead in for a couple of minutes by folding the dough over itself over and over again.
- Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, sprinkle a work surface with tapioca flour. Move the dough to the floured surface. Knead a few times, adding more flour as needed, forming a slightly sticky yet cohesive dough.
- Pat the dough out into a circle 1 inch high. Cut the dough into eight triangular biscuits or use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits as desired.
- Carefully transfer biscuits to a cast-iron skillet or baking sheet. The dough will still be fragile so treat it gently. Leave 1 to 2 inches of space between biscuits, as they will expand.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until lightly brown. These biscuits may not turn as golden brown as traditional wheat biscuits. Remove to cooling rack and cool 5 minutes before serving.
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