"This super simple recipe will have warm biscuits on your table in a jiffy! Best served warm... add some Cheddar cheese and garlic powder if you like. Yummm!" — Katie-Kate
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Nice little biscuits. I made my own self-rising flour (in a one cup measure: 1 1/2 t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt; then add all purpose flour to cup and level off). I used lite sour cream just to use it up and I did add 1 T. of milk because my dough seemed really dry. As another reviewer mentioned these didn’t brown very well on top, even though I drizzled them with a little melted butter before baking. So, I slipped them under the broiler just for about 30 seconds to give them a little better color.
Be sure and use unsalted butter otherwise these are WAYYYYY too salty.
This makes a very thick batter, almost a dough. The batter nicely fills 6 muffin tins. My biscuits took the full 30 minutes to bake. The sides browned nicely, but the tops were still very light. Next time I may add some melted butter to the tops about halfway through baking. I couldn't wait until dinner, and tried a biscuit. I half expected them to be bland, but they were delicious. The salt in the flour, richness from the butter and tangy undertone from the sour cream are a delightful combination. I spread a little homemade apple butter on one for a very tasty snack. It's so quick and simple and can easily be doubled.
Expect a THICK dough when you make this. This is drop-biscuit consistancy. The flavor of these were good, though VERY crumbly. Like, I would bite into one and it would fall apart. That really was the only downfall for this recipe. When I eat a biscuit, I like to bite into it and not have to pick the pieces off of my plate. I think it could use another flavor besides the sour cream and butter. Next time, I'd like to add some garlic powder or something, if I were to serve this with dinner again. Maybe knead the dough a bit with a little more flour and see if cutting this with a biscuit cutter would make a difference. This would make a great breakfast biscuit with a homemade jam spread on the insides.
Quick, easy, tasty. These will work well for easy breakfasts for my husband...he can just zap them in the microwave and add butter and jelly. I hope others give them a try now too.
I made these for dinner last night and had to stop my son from eating ONLY these biscuits. I added garlic and cheddar chesse and baked in a mini-muffin tin. The only thing I will do differently next time is to lightly grease the tins. I think the cheese made them stick slightly. Thanks for the recipe
I liked it pretty well. I put some melted butter on top and broiled them to get some color.
The recipe given is a dough, not a batter. If you want a thick batter, use buttermilk instead of sour cream. It also has more butter than usual.
To make a thick batter as described, I used: A scant cup of whole wheat pastry flour (I always use whole wheat), 1/2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda. Then I softened 3 Tbsp. margarine and mixed it w/ 1/2 c. lite sour cream and 3 Tbsp. water to get the right consistency & baked in a muffin tin as recommended, but at 400 deg in the toaster oven for 14 min. covered loosely w/ foil, and an additional 5 min. uncovered. The batter created so much steam that they didn't have enough substance for biscuits. There is such a thing as TOO light. They did have good flavor.
Next time I will make it w/o water, as a soft dough. I will use my own labor-saving method and make scones (faster than biscuits) by hand-forming the dough into a log about 3" diameter, then patting it down into a 3/4" thick rectangle on a small, non-stick toaster oven tray. I then score it w/ a sharp knife into triangles--this size recipe makes about 5 good sized scones. It is much easier than rolling & cutting biscuits. I'll bake as I described above.
What this recipe has taught me is that by softening the margarine, I can skip the usual scone step of cutting the shortening into the dry ingredients, and that lite sour cream is a slight improvement over my usual buttermilk.
I appreciate learning to make already easy scones even easier.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Super Simple Biscuits
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 176
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