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How to Make Quick and Easy Biscuits
I'm not a biscuits-and-gravy kind of girl, but I do love a good biscuit—especially warm with butter! Making biscuits with Sprite or even sour cream might sound strange, but trust me. These biscuits are heavenly.
They don't require much time or many ingredients. You can also use this recipe for 7-Up biscuits; just replace the 1/2 cup of Sprite with 7-Up or any other carbonated lemon-lime soda beverage.
These biscuits are great to make if you're looking for recipes for sour cream. Make a batch of these to use up sour cream before it expires! My only word of caution: You might consider making a double batch of these babies because they disappear pretty quickly.
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9-12 biscuits, depending on size
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Sprite
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Melt the butter in a glass measuring cup.
- In a mixing bowl, use a fork or potato masher to combine the sour cream and Bisquick. Add Sprite and mix until the dough is evenly moistened. Fold in approximately 1/3 of the melted butter.
- Flour your work surface with a sprinkling of Bisquick. Knead the dough 3-4 times. Press the dough to 1" thickness. Cut the biscuits with your favorite biscuit cutter or hand-roll.
- Pour approximately 1/3 of the melted butter into a baking dish or enough to cover the bottom. Place the biscuits in the dish. Paint the biscuit tops with the remaining melted butter.
- Bake the biscuits for 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Baking Biscuits Shaped Like Hearts
I made this batch of biscuits using a heart-shaped sandwich cutter. Keep in mind that as your biscuits bake and rise they may lose a little of their original shape. Simple shapes work best.
I hand-rolled this batch of biscuits. You can fit about 10 or 11 biscuits in a pie plate baking dish. Remember to space them out a bit as they will grow. The batch below baked beautifully and became a dish of pull-apart dinner biscuits.
Tips for Making Beautiful Biscuits
- Measuring: When measuring your Bisquick mix, spoon it into the dry-ingredient measuring cup and level with knife. Never sift.
- Freshness: To keep your Bisquick baking mix fresh, keep it in a sealed container and refrigerate after opening. If you don't seal it, it can absorb odors in your fridge.
- Butter: You can melt your stick of butter all at once and eyeball the thirds or simply cut it into thirds then melt each portion separately.
- Dough: If your dough is too sticky and too difficult to work with, simply stick it in the fridge for a little bit. Chilled dough is always user-friendly.
This is my go-to recipe for yummy biscuits. If you're looking for an easy recipe, this is one you should try. The only recipes that I've tried that are easier are the biscuit mixes that you just add water to. While they're technically easier than this recipe, the difference in taste is worlds apart. Enjoy!
© 2013 Heather
Sharon Berry from Michigan on November 21, 2014:
Bisquick is a staple in our house but I have never seen this recipe. I will be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing.
Christine Rogers from Ohio on July 14, 2014:
I made these, and they are great :-)
Heather (author) from Arizona on January 24, 2014:
@MJennifer-- Thanks so much for the visit and lovely comment. I'm so glad you used this recipe and I'm sorry that I didn't see it much sooner. I hope these were a hit for your special Thanksgiving dinner. Happy New Year and thanks again for the great feedback :)
Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on November 23, 2013:
Heather, I just had to stop back by to tell you how crazy I am about this recipe. My husband says it's a "just NO" recipe because these biscuits are so terrific he can't quit eating them. As for me, I'm making them for Thanksgiving -- I've never had such fluffy, light biscuits and I can't wait to share them with my family.
Happy Thanksgiving! -- MJ
Heather (author) from Arizona on November 08, 2013:
@Buildreps-- That's great! I'm glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping back by to let me know :)
Buildreps from Europe on November 07, 2013:
@Heather, actually I made the cookies and they were very tasty :-) Thanks for the nice recipe.
Heather (author) from Arizona on October 09, 2013:
@Levertis Steele-- that's so awesome to hear! I'm glad you loved them and I'm so happy you took the time to let me know about it! Thank you :)
@Glenda-- Thanks for letting me know! I use Pioneer Baking Mix in my kitchen also and it's so good to know I can use it next time. Thank you :)
@Patty Inglish, MS-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you can give them a try to you'll come back and tell me all about it :)
@SamitaJassi-- Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you stopped by :)
@MJennifer-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Let me know how it goes :)
@Esmeowl12-- Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you get a chance to make them and you'll let me know how they turned out :)
@LastRoseofSummer2-- Thanks for stopping by. An endless fountain of Sprite sounds awesome. Let me know how they turn out :)
@SkySlave-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
@Lyndsay Gamber-- Thanks for the kind words. I bet your grandma's chicken and dumplings are awesome :)
Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on October 02, 2013:
Family cooked breakfast together this morning. Everything we cooked was delicious, but the Sprite biscuits were the conversation piece at the table. Of course, I made the biscuits. You have added a delight to bread making at my house. Thanks again!
Glenda on October 01, 2013:
I used "Pioneer Baking Mix" instead of Bisquick and
omited the butter. The biscuits were DELICIOUS!!
Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 30, 2013:
I like the idea of Sprite mixed with BisQuick and will be trying this recipe soon.
Marcy J. Miller from Arizona on September 30, 2013:
Heather, wow! Congratulations on the HOTD. As luck would have it, I've got all four of the ingredients in my pantry right now ... so I will be trying these out this week. They look delicious and I'm eager to slather one with butter!
Best -- MJ
Cindy A Johnson from Sevierville, TN on September 30, 2013:
Thanks for this recipe! I've heard of these biscuits but didn't know how to make them. Looking forward to some yum!
LastRoseofSummer2 from Arizona on September 30, 2013:
Oh, my gosh! This looks so good! I'll have to make this recipe soon. My Dad works for Coca-Cola, so we always have lots of Sprite around the house. I have to get some sour cream, though.
Skyler DeCristoforo from Olympia, WA on September 30, 2013:
A very unique idea. I'm always interested in knew ways to treat the taste buds. Thanks for passing this along, - Skyler
Lyndsay Gamber from California on September 30, 2013:
Congrats on Hub of the day! These look yummy! My favorite recipe with Bisquick is my grandmas chicken and dumplings!
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 30, 2013:
@DanaTeresa-- Thanks! Good to see you :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting today :)
@Your Cousins-- I'm not sure how they would come out with ginger ale. The lemon-lime and sour cream compliment each other and give the biscuit a hint of tang. I'm curious about trying the ginger ale now. If you try it out let me know or I'll let you know if I do :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
@Buildreps-- Thanks so much! I'm glad you stopped by today. You'll have to let me know how it goes :)
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 30, 2013:
@adrienne2-- Thanks so much for stopping by and the kind words :) I hope you can try them out. You'll have to stop back by and let me know how it goes :)
@greatstuff-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
@Levertis Steele-- That's so great! You'' have to come back and let me know how it goes :) Thanks for reading :)
@pstraubie48-- Thanks for stopping by and the kind words. I'm glad you stopped by :)
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 30, 2013:
@janshares-- Thanks so much :) Your comments have totally made my day :) I'm glad you stopped by.
@purl3agony-- Well thank you :) Thanks for stopping by and the kind words :)
@Anamika S-- Thanks for stopping by and the tweet :)
@Ceres Schwarz-- Thanks for reading and commenting :)
Dana Strang from Ohio on September 30, 2013:
I always love your recipes. These look fantastic and so simple! I bet they do taste worlds better than the instant biscuits. I am going to share this with my dad's wife. She bakes all the time and will really like it.
Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on September 30, 2013:
This is so interesting. My favorite soft drink is actually ginger ale - I wonder if that would work with the recipe.
Buildreps from Europe on September 30, 2013:
To be honest, I never read recipes and I never make them either too. But your recipe was the first one, because the way you presented it is really marvellous. Second of all I'm really going to make them too. Thank you very much for this really great job! Congratulations!
Fierce Manson from Atlanta on September 30, 2013:
Hi Heather, I must tell you this is a recipe really worth trying. I have never ever heard of sprite biscuits. Thanks for sharing and congrats on HOTD!
Mazlan A from Malaysia on September 30, 2013:
Wow, this I've gotta try. Congrats on your HOTD
Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on September 30, 2013:
A good recipe--simple, quick, and delicious--turned into a hub is always a winner. My family is having sprite biscuits for breakfast. Thanks for sharing! I will share, too.
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 30, 2013:
I will have to add these to bread recipes ...thanks for sharing...can't wait to give them a try... Angels are on the way...congrats on HOTD. ps
Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 30, 2013:
I'm back again, Heather Says, to say how lovely this hub is, how delectable the recipe is, and how happy I am for you for and the much deserved recognition for HOTD.
Donna Herron from USA on September 30, 2013:
Hi Heather - Congrats on your HOTD!!! Well deserved!
Anamika S Jain from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 30, 2013:
Sprite biscuits? I am hearing of it the first time. Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe. Tweeted!
Ceres Schwarz on September 30, 2013:
This sprite biscuits recipe looks good. The images of the heart-shaped biscuits look delicious and yummy. It's interesting and good that you only need a few ingredients to be able to make such sprite biscuits.
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 13, 2013:
@Nicole S-- Thanks so much! I'm glad you stopped by and thanks for commenting :)
@carrie Lee Night-- Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you get a chance to try them out and let me know how it goes :)
@Glimmer Twin Fan-- Thanks for the great comments! I use my iPhone 4s and my Sony DSLR a200 to take all of my photos. I edit them using a phone app called Diptic (for pairing together collages) and I also use Photoshop CS6 for adding text. Thanks again.
@joaniebaby-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you can try these out soon! Let me know what you think :)
joaniebaby on September 13, 2013:
Looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to try it as soon as I have some sour cream. Voted up, useful and interesting.
Claudia Mitchell on September 13, 2013:
Sweet recipe. This look delicious and will be pinning and sharing. Your photo graphics are great. What program do you use? Thanks.
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on September 12, 2013:
Heather: Thank you for writing this hub and sharing a delicious sounding recipe for all of us :) I bet those biscuits are light and airy :) Would love to give them a try soon. Again thank you and have a wonderful day.
Nicole S Hanson from Minnesota on September 12, 2013:
These look absolutely delicious! Very nice hub, thank you for sharing.
Claudia Tello from Mexico on September 12, 2013:
Thanks Heather, your very kind. Bisquick sounds quite easy to make. I´ll give it a try.
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 12, 2013:
@janshares-- Thanks for the kind words :) I hope you get a chance to try them out. Let me know how it goes :)
Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 12, 2013:
OMG, Heather Says, you had me at biscuit. :-) These are mouth-watering and look amazing. I will try to make some this week. Your pics are breath-taking. Excellent hub, voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 12, 2013:
@carol7777-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
@lifelovemystery-- They are! Thanks for reading :)
@Claudia Tello-- I'm sorry to hear that! I'd love to send a box your way if you'd like. I did some googling and found a bisquick substitution. It is as follows:
1 cup (125 g) flour
1 1/2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon (pinch) salt
1 tablespoon (15 g) shortening, oil, or melted butter
I haven't done it myself, so I can't say if it taste great or the same. I'd say give it a try? Otherwise, Bisquick is so versatile and nice to have on hand-- I really would send a box to you. Just let me know :)
@garylutz-- Thanks! I hope you're able to try them and enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by :)
garylutz on September 11, 2013:
Looks delicious! Will try it out for sure!
Claudia Tello from Mexico on September 07, 2013:
This sounds like a perfect As recipe. However, I was disappointed to see "bisquick" as one of the 4 ingredients because we don´t have that in Mexico. What kind of flour is it? Could I substitute it with something else?
I must also congratulate you for your photos, loved how you inserted text in there and the letters you used. My favorite one is the second image, the one with the list of ingredients: great light and composition as well. Had to pin that one.
Michelle Orelup from Las Vegas, NV on September 07, 2013:
The look fluffy and delicious!
carol stanley from Arizona on September 07, 2013:
I can almost taste one of these yummy looking hot biscuits. Great photos.
Heather (author) from Arizona on September 06, 2013:
stella writes-- Thanks for stopping by :)
epbooks-- Thanks for reading and commenting :)
rebeccamealey-- Thanks for the kind words! I love Coca-Cola Cake and recently did a hub for Cherry Coke Cake. :)
MsDora-- Thanks as always for stopping by and commenting :)
ElleBee-- Thanks so much for reading and commenting. To answer your question: I'm not sure about diet soda. I personally don't like the taste of diet soda, so I would be worried it might upset the flavor-- but that's just my personal preference. I have, however, read online that people tried diet sodas and didn't like it. I'd say experiment to know for sure. :)
KenDeanAgudo-- Thanks so much for reading and commenting :)
Kenneth C Agudo from Tiwi, Philippines on September 06, 2013:
I love it!!! I am sure it is very delicious = 3
ElleBee on September 06, 2013:
I've never heard of Sprite biscuits, or tried baking with soda in general. I definitely may have to try some soda-baking in the near future. I'm curious what are your thoughts on using Diet Soda? I love to bake with Bisquick! My personal favorite is bisquick pizza crust.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 06, 2013:
Sprite biscuits sound good, and they look good in your pictures. The heart shape is an additional feature. Thank You.
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 06, 2013:
How unique! I have a recipe for Coca-Cola cake, but I have never heard of Sprite biscuits. They look delicious!
Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on September 05, 2013:
I'm seeing more and more recipes that call for soda, so I am thinking that they must taste good! Thanks for posting this. Voted up and sharing. Love biscuits!! Can't wait to try these.
stella writes on September 05, 2013:
Sprite biscuits? Now I say it's an innovation.