I whipped these up one night to go with our Mexican chicken stew, but they would be equally yummy for a fun twist on strawberry shortcake! The lime flavor is refreshing but not overpowering.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
1 dozen biscuits


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Mix milk and lime juice together in a bowl.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, lime zest, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl; mix butter into flour mixture using two knives or a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just moistened.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; knead a few times. Gently shape dough into a 3/4-inch thick disk; cut into 12 biscuits using a 2 1/2-inch floured cutter or the rim of a small juice glass. Reshape scraps as needed. Arrange biscuits on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

These can be made a day ahead and warmed in a 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 5 to10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 10.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 376.2mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I used salted butter - my only changr. Quite good. Nice light lime taste. Biscuit itself was flaky and delish. Will make again Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
I used salted butter - my only changr. Quite good. Nice light lime taste. Biscuit itself was flaky and delish. Will make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Because I changed the recipe to spelt flour soy milk and vegetable oil I needed to add some extra flour. These turned into drop biscuits instead of the kind that needed to be rolled out. DH loved the lime zest in these and the family enjoyed the lime aroma as they baked! Great treat! We will be making these again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My first time making biscuits. The recipe is easy and delicious. I decided to go without the lime juice. I can t believe how great they turned out! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Interesting twist adding the lime. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It turned out pretty good. I added some sugar to the dough and I brushed them in an egg lime and sugar wash. We topped them with berries. And a little powdered sugar. I'll make these again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very nice! Forgot and put in two tablespoons of lime juice. This made the batter too runny! I panicked and put in one more cup of flour! Carried on with the recipe but the end result was a dry grainy biscuit. The taste was great tho! I’ll give it 5 stars just to be fair about my own glitch when making this recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought these were very good. I may increase the amount of lime next time depending on what I am serving with these biscuits. Read More