Tuesday, September 10, 2013

7-Up Biscuits

Perfect Pairing:  Coconut Jam
Baking recipes kind of fascinate me.  There is so much science involved that I rarely feel like I can play around with baked goods, so I am always impressed when people come up with creative baking recipes.  Who thought of using 7-Up in homemade biscuits?  One time I sautéed green beans with a little Crystal Light Lemonade.  It was not awesome.  I had a lot to learn.  Fortunately, 7-Up as an ingredient in biscuits is amazing! 

These biscuits were light, fluffy, and buttery.  We had them as part of a family dinner but I think they would be great for breakfast as well.  I used a pastry cutter/blender to cut the sour cream into the Bisquick, which worked really well.  I wrote about pastry cutters on this Scottish Oatcake recipe.  If you don’t have a pastry cutter you could use two knives to work everything together.

We topped our biscuits with coconut jam.  It is as good as it sounds.  I spotted this jam at a deli/grocery store in Healdsburg, California called Oakville Grocery.  Healdsburg is a ridiculously adorable town in Sonoma County filled with charming restaurants and shops.  Oakville Grovery is one of my favorite spots when touring wine country.  It is the perfect place to pick up lunch to enjoy at a winery.  Our favorite winery is De Lorimier in Geyserville.  It is exactly what you want from a wine tasting experience.  It is relatively small and has a really friendly staff, and most importantly, great wines. 

On a recent trip we planned on stopping at our old favorite, De Lorimier, for a quick tasting and lunch and then we would move on to another winery.  Well, we ended up spending the day there.  It was perfection.  It was my dad’s birthday and he said it was the best one yet.
gpa and lilla-001

mom and kelly-001

I’m ready for another trip to wine country.  It just never gets old sipping good wine among loved ones with beautiful scenery to enjoy.
Back to the coconut jam…. It is so good on toast, ice cream, or 7-Up biscuits.  You can order it here.  In fact, ordering through the website turns out to be a fraction of the price compared to buying it at Oakville Grocery.  Oh well!

7-Up Biscuits

Adapted by Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing from Plain Chicken


·         2 cups Bisquick, plus more for kneading

·         ½ cup sour cream

·         ½ cup 7-Up

·         ¼ cup melted butter


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Place the bisquick in a large bowl and add the sour cream.  Cut the sour cream into the bisquick using a pastry cutter or two knives held together.  Add the 7-Up and stir until just mixed in.  Dust a clean surface with bisquick and place the dough on the surface, sprinkle the top with dusting of bisquick.  Pat out the biscuits until they are roughly 9x9 inches.  Cut into desired servings.

Melt the butter in a 9x9 inch pan.  Arrange the cut biscuits in the pan on top of the melted butter.  Bake for 12-17 minutes, or until cooked through and golden on top.

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