These biscuits are light and fluffy. Delicious!

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Ingredients

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

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  • Mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add sour cream and mix to a soft dough. Add additional water if necessary.

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  • With well floured hands shape dough into round biscuit shapes. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

107.2 calories; 2.6 g protein; 16.8 g carbohydrates; 6.3 mg cholesterol; 279.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
Very quick and easy to make because of how the sour cream adds the fat and you don't have to cut in butter/shortening. They are very light and airy. I added sharp cheddar and herbs to make them a little different. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
Very simple and I like the fact that they are virtually fat-free (I used fat-free sour cream). However they were a big chewy. The flavor and consistency certainly don't match what you find in high-fat biscuits but the saved calories does make them worth it. Read More
(11)
155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
Very quick and easy to make because of how the sour cream adds the fat and you don't have to cut in butter/shortening. They are very light and airy. I added sharp cheddar and herbs to make them a little different. Read More
(66)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2003
This is a good lower fat version since there is no butter or lard in it but naturally it doesnt have as much flavor. (I used low fat sour cream.) Also, mine needed more liquid so I doubled the water (but I used milk). Everyone loved these biscuits and they were even good leftover for breakfast the next morning, but I surely didnt get a dozen out of the recipe. I had to half it again to even get 6! I guess we like big biscuits.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
You won't find an easier, tastier biscuit recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
I have been trying all sorts of biscuit recipes and most are bland. This recipe was very tasty. I took the advice of another review and added a little cheddar cheese. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
The dough is very sticky; it's important to flour your hands (and the counter and the biscuit cutter etc.) well! These biscuits are great though especially if you are bored with the plain tasting biscuit - these have a slight tartness to them. It's a soft biscuit not crumbly as biscuits can sometimes get. They taste great too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
My whole family loves these. Even my daughter who doesn't eat any bread at all. I too make mine with milk instead of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
LOVVVVVVVVVED these biscuits!! I made them for breakfast this morning, and the first thing my husband said was to rave about how moist and chewy they were! We agreed by far these were some of the best we've ever had!! it was perfect because I ran out of sugar & milk- so the recipe was exactly what I needed! Also: after I put the biscuits on the cookie sheet to bake, I spread some melted "Smart Balance" butter on the tops of them with a pastry brush, and they turned out really goldeny brown- and had a rich outer flavor!! && just like everyone said, they ARE very sticky when you shape them, so use lots of flour on your hands!! BUt again, fabulous recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
I had a craving for strawberry shortcake so I made these biscuts as part of my sweet treat- I thought they were great! I tried one with "Smart Balance" first, and on its own it was really tasty. It is a very easy recipe - and I did use low fat sour cream. I used a bit extra sour cream and then added just a few drops of water. I'll definately make these again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
great recipe I am a Kentuckian of 58 years. Biscuits are a way of life. The things I added ( not changed) were I added 1 tbs of sugar to combat the baking taste. I use 1/4 cup 0f buttermilk instead of the water. Also baked on a grid. Brushed tops of bicuits with butter before baking. Baking time will need to be increased by about 4 to 5 minutes. Will use instead of my yeast biscuit recipe that I have used for many years. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
Very simple and I like the fact that they are virtually fat-free (I used fat-free sour cream). However they were a big chewy. The flavor and consistency certainly don't match what you find in high-fat biscuits but the saved calories does make them worth it. Read More
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