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Sour Cream Biscuits

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Sour Cream Biscuits

I got back from a whirlwind trip back East this weekend. I was in Philadelphia and all over New Jersey working on my new HGTV show. It was HOT folks. Like I got a third degree burn from touching the metal handle on my suitcase after it sat in the car hot- my face melted off hot- my patent leather (maybe plastic?) shoes liquefied hot- I shorted out a microphone because I was sweating, I mean GLOWING so heavily hot. It was nasty.

Then I came home to Seattle. Only that heat wave would let me appreciate coming home in the middle of the night to 50 degree and pouring rain weather. It made me feel like I should make soup (is that CRAZY talk to those who don’t live here??) and thought I would whip up biscuits to go with them. But I am tired- so they had to be easy biscuits.

Sour Cream Biscuits

And this is the fastest, easiest recipe for biscuits I have ever encountered. I typically make these with Greek yogurt (make a note- they are great too!), but the other night, I didn’t happen to have any around. I did however have sour cream.

And since sour cream has some fat in it, and I like the zing it has, I thought it could possibly be a good substitution. Well, I was right. These are really freaking great.

Sour Cream Biscuits

What gets me excited is all of the possibilities I see with this recipe. Couldn’t you add chives, or onions, or bacon, or anything really that you would ever consider putting in a dip that sour cream or yogurt in it??? (like chive and bacon dip or spicy herb dip)

I served these with a big hot bowl of soup, (like the pork chili verde I made last week) and they did an excellent job of soaking up the delicious extras!

I make these in a medium mixing bowl, by combining the flour, baking powder and salt. Then add the sour cream.

Sour Cream Biscuits

Use a spatula to start mixing the dough together. It will appear to have a shredded texture to it.

Sour Cream Biscuits

Then use your hands to really squeeze the dough together and into a disc.

Sour Cream Biscuits

Slice the dough into 8 equal wedges and set them on the sheet pan.

Sour Cream Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits

Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Serve hot with butter.

Sour Cream Biscuits

Recipe: Sour Cream Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and prepare a sheet pan with a silpat or sheet of parchment paper.
  2. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. 3. Add the sour cream.
  4. 4. Use a spatula to start mixing the dough together. It will appear to have a shredded texture to it.
  5. 5. Then use your hands to really squeeze the dough together and into a disc.
  6. 6. Slice the dough into 8 equal wedges and set them on the sheet pan.
  7. 7. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Serve hot with butter.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

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23 Comments

  1. Vicki B says:

    Oh good heavens! Add some sugar and strawberries and look out! Can’t wait to see your show.

    • I did not even think about eating them like that Vicki! YUUUUUUMMMMMM

  2. Ughh, I hear ya on the heat. I think it got up to 101 degrees here in DC last week. I visited your side of the country a couple times at one of my old jobs, and always wished that I could bring home the San Francisco or Seattle weather with me! I hate the heat!

    • oh yeah. we hoot 102 in Philadelphia and it was nasty business!

  3. OMG. I have been craving a scone for days, but I think I’ll make these instead. They look rich and creamy and delicious. I bet they would be good with some macerated strawberries pour over them after they’re split open. Oh yumm.

    I’m looking forward to your HGTV show. When will it air?

    Jules

    • They are really good! Although- I have a bunch of AMAZING scone recipes too (check them out!)

      “I hate my contractor” airs in September :)

  4. These sound so delicious! I haven’t tried a recipe like this for biscuits but I’ll sure have to!

    • couldn’t possibly be easier! so def. worth the try!

  5. Heather, I completely love this. Mostly because even though it was a thousand degrees here this weekend, I still made chicken dumpling soup because I wanted it. Which made me feel like a crazy person, until I read this. And now I feel less crazy, and more like I want to bake some biscuits.

  6. Eileen says:

    These do look amazing–so high, it’s unbelievable! I would definitely end up using yogurt instead of sour cream too. Hooray!

    • I know! It is kind of amazing! very, very moist too. I love these with Greek yogurt!

  7. Oh, geez, I can’t stand crazy heat! But I do love me some sour cream biscuits!

    • lol! me too :) but so glad I live in a mild climate :)

  8. Ekk. I hate that feeling like your face and whole body are melting and there is simply no relief. Glad you’re back safely!

    These biscuits look amazing!!

  9. Maria says:

    Love these and I can’t wait to watch your show! So fun! xo

  10. JenMarie says:

    I have a thing for biscuits. OMG.
    Love. Big, big love.

    • lol! oh good- I have a thing for biscuits too!

  11. GIRL! Now I’m craving a big bowl of soup and these biscuits, which might I add – look incredible delicious (and easy). It’s currently sheeting rain here on the Eastern side of the state and a whopping 50 degrees. Joy! Bright side – I don’t have to water the garden AND I get to make these biscuits for dinner – with soup, or chili, or something really hot. :)

    Congrats on the HGTV show!! Can’t wait to watch.

    ~H

  12. marla says:

    I bet the texture of these biscuits is wonderful. I love sour cream in baked goods!

  13. Yum! The sour cream must make these so perfectly moist. Thanks for sharing!