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Buttery Sourdough Biscuits

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe | pinchmysalt.com

These quick, easy, and buttery sourdough biscuits are the perfect way to use up some sourdough discard when feeding your sourdough starter. They can be mixed, baked, and on the dinner or breakfast table in less than 30 minutes!

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe | pinchmysalt.com

Sourdough biscuits are even more flavorful than traditional buttermilk biscuits and they are just as easy to make as long as you have a sourdough starter hanging out in your refrigerator.

Even if you don’t have the time or inclination to make sourdough bread from scratch, a sourdough starter is the secret to the most delicious pancakes, waffles, and biscuits you’ll ever taste!

Quick and easy buttery sourdough biscuits recipe | pinchmysalt.com

Sourdough starter can also be used in desserts like my easy Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake or rich and decadent Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’ve also experimented with adding it to quick breads like my favorite sourdough banana bread. So many possibilities!

Although it takes a bit of time to make a sourdough starter from scratch, it’s easy to do. And once you have a sourdough starter going, you can keep it for a lifetime or even longer if your family decides to carry on the tradition – how cool is that!?

I also think that creating a sourdough starter could be a really fun and educational science project to do with kids. I’m really looking forward to sharing these things with my daughter when she is old enough.

Sourdough starter | pinchmysalt.com

I will be sharing easy everyday sourdough recipes here on the blog on Sundays. We love to eat sourdough biscuits or sourdough waffles on Sunday mornings so I thought it would be fun to start a Sourdough Sunday series to share these easy and delicious recipes with all of you.

Next, you’ll find lots of step-by-step photos to show you just how easy it is to make these biscuits from scratch. If you’d prefer to jump straight to the printable recipe, just scroll to the very bottom of the post. Enjoy! Continue reading →

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Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread

Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread | pinchmysalt.com

This delightful Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Bread is flavored with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and mace, and will make your house smell better than any of those fall-scented candles you’ve been stocking up on.

Made with butter instead of oil and packed with goodies like walnuts, raisins, and oats, this pumpkin quick bread is rich, hearty, filling, and exactly what I’ve been craving now that my fuzzy slippers and cozy sweaters have come out of hiding. Continue reading →

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Peach, Maple, and Sour Cream Scones

let cool for 10 minutes before eating

I first developed this delicious fresh peach, maple, and sour cream scone recipe three years ago with the intention of sharing it here. I made them a few times, tweaking the ingredients until they were just right. I baked them for my friends to make sure others liked them as much as I did. I even shared pictures of them on Instagram.

The recipe was ready to go and I only needed to bake them one last time to take the photographs so that I could share them with you. Then, as has happened so often over the last few years, I crashed. I lost interest, I lost motivation, I even lost the actual recipe. Continue reading →

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Melon and Mozzarella Salad with Honey, Lime, and Mint

Melon and Mozzarella Salad with Lime and Mint | pinchmysalt.com

Here’s a post from the archives, originally published in 2010. There are delicious fresh local melons still available just about everywhere, including in my garden, so I thought the timing was right for this simple little salad to make another appearance. 

I bought a delicious Crenshaw melon at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and after eating a few slices for breakfast yesterday morning, decided to turn the rest of it into melon balls.  I had no particular reason for wanting to do this, it just seemed like a fun thing to do.  And we all know that food tastes better when it’s cut into fun shapes, right?

As I was scooping out the flesh with the antique melon baller that has been in my family for as long as I can remember, I thought about the half-empty container of fresh mini mozzarella balls in the refrigerator.  I had never combined melon with mozzarella before, but the melon balls and mozzarella balls were the same size and shape and the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like they were destined to end up in the same bowl. Continue reading →

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones at Pinch My Salt

Bursting with cranberries and bright orange flavor, these sweet buttery little scones are my new favorite winter treat. They are easy to put together and perfect to share with friends and family. Continue reading →

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans and Tart Cherries

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans and Cherries

I love quick breads.  They’re easy to make, the recipes can easily be changed up to fit your mood, and pretty much everyone loves them.  I know I haven’t met a quick bread I didn’t like.  So when I saw a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread pop up on Facebook yesterday from a new-to-me food blog called Beard & Bonnet, I had to investigate a little further. Continue reading →

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Baking with Almond Flour: Grain-Free Banana Bread

Grain-free Banana Bread

This is the second installment in my unofficial Baking with Almond Flour series that I didn’t know would be a series until today.  This afternoon I made some delicious banana bread with almond flour instead of wheat flour.  It’s wonderful!  Phil has unfortunately had a hard time adding grains and dairy back to his diet and for now still feels best on a pretty strict Paleo diet.  I’m experimenting with this grain-free baking mostly for him since these tasty treats are very calorie-dense and don’t fit into my Need to Wear a Wedding Dress Soon Diet Plan very well.  It’s hard for me to stop at just one tiny piece of banana bread! Continue reading →

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Apricot Cream Scones


Here’s a favorite scone recipe that I’m pulling forward from the first year of my blog.  This one features dried apricots in place of the more traditional currants.  The slightly tart bursts of apricot are a wonderful addition to the rich, tender cream scone.  I hope you enjoy this blast from the past, which was originally published on December 13, 2006. Continue reading →

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