My father was a man that could take an unstocked kitchen and make a gourmet meal. I watched him make these biscuits when we were out of milk. Just amazing!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 biscuits
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Stir the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar together in a bowl, and cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like crumbs. Mix in the vegetable juice cocktail just until moist, and turn out onto a well-floured work surface. Gently knead several times just until dough holds together, roll out to 1/2-inch thick, and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until risen and lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 323.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2011
These are "Savory" little biscuits nice hint of tomato flavor! These are easy to put together and a great base for add-in's. I cut the recipe in half and used 1/4 tsp. each of salt and baking soda. I added 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning and 2 Tbsp. of Parmesan cheese to give it a little pizzaz. Next time I might even add in some chopped sun-dried tomatoes. I did end up adding a little more tomato juice to the dough. I rolled these out on a lightly floured surface and cut it with a mini- biscuit cutter. I baked these on parchment paper and they baked up beautifully in ten minutes. I topped them with melted butter - YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2013
These were just okay for me. They have an unappealing unbiscuit-like orangey color and an off flavor rather than a tomato flavor which I didn't detect at all. The texture seemed off to me too - hard to describe just didn't seem right. Was the balance of baking soda off because of the V-8 perhaps? Further probably because of the V-8 they were too salty. I much prefer biscuits made with buttermilk or milk and a higher baking temperature of 425-450 degrees. Read More
(4)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2011
These are "Savory" little biscuits nice hint of tomato flavor! These are easy to put together and a great base for add-in's. I cut the recipe in half and used 1/4 tsp. each of salt and baking soda. I added 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning and 2 Tbsp. of Parmesan cheese to give it a little pizzaz. Next time I might even add in some chopped sun-dried tomatoes. I did end up adding a little more tomato juice to the dough. I rolled these out on a lightly floured surface and cut it with a mini- biscuit cutter. I baked these on parchment paper and they baked up beautifully in ten minutes. I topped them with melted butter - YUM! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
I really enjoyed these. They had a nice tomato flavor. I used spicy vegetable juice cocktail so it had a little bit of a kick to it Will make them again Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2011
Excellent biscuits. Thank you! I also tried adding a little bit of crumpled feta almost tasted like a greek salad was very tasty as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2011
yummy:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2011
Batter was a little thin to roll out- just made them as drop biscuits. Very good flavor. Will make again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
This sounds like something my mom used to do when I was a kid. We grew up poor and she had to make due with whatever was on hand. All six of us kids thought (I still do ) she was the best cook in the world. She could feed an army on just a few items in the pantry and fridge. I can't wait to eat these! Thanks for sharing.. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2013
These were just okay for me. They have an unappealing unbiscuit-like orangey color and an off flavor rather than a tomato flavor which I didn't detect at all. The texture seemed off to me too - hard to describe just didn't seem right. Was the balance of baking soda off because of the V-8 perhaps? Further probably because of the V-8 they were too salty. I much prefer biscuits made with buttermilk or milk and a higher baking temperature of 425-450 degrees. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
I cut the recipe in half and followed the recipe exactly. Baked them on parchment paper and they turned out to be perfect with the homemade chili we had for dinner tonight. We all loved the taste of tomato in these. They would be also good with soup. Thanks for posting michellej. These are a keeper! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2013
I have a brother who can take a can of peas and a dozen eggs and make a gourmet meal! These were wonderful! I added a little shredded sharp cheddar cheese bc reading the recipe brought to mind having a grilled cheese with tomato soup so it seemed like a natural thing to do. They were delish! Thanks! Read More
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