7-Up Biscuits!

This is one of those recipes that has circulated all over the Internet and Pinterest and I get asked for it a lot, so I thought I would make these and post them.  This recipe does produce a really fluffy and light biscuit due to the addition of the soda.  They also have just a hint of sweetness.  If you do not have good luck with making homemade biscuits, this is a good recipe to use, because I don't think you can mess it up.  

As with all of the Pinterest type recipes, I have to experiment and see if they really work.  This one works, but I did adjust just a bit for best results.  

 Here is what you will need:

2 1/4 cups baking mix (like Bisquick o Jiffy)
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup 7-Up or any clear carbonated soda will work
1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

Place the butter in a 9"x9" baking pan and place it in the oven to melt the butter.  Watch it carefully or it will burn.

Place the baking mix in a mixing bowl.  With a pastry cutter or fork, cut the sour cream into the baking mix.  Pour in the 7-Up and mix.   This makes a very soft dough. 

Sprinkle a board or sheet of wax paper with more baking mix and then turn your dough out onto it.  Knead and work the dough until it is covered with baking mix.  Do Not over work the dough.  This is why biscuits turn out sort of tough and not flaky. Just knead enough that you can roll the dough out to cut it.
  I use a baking mix that I get at GFS (Gordon Food Services) and it is so much better than any I have ever tried.  It has little bits of butter in it.  If you have a GFS in your area, check it out.  I think they are mostly in the southeast.

Roll it out, leaving it fairly thick for thicker biscuits. Cut with a biscuit cutter or glass or whatever you have. You should get about 9-10 biscuits out of this.

Place each biscuit in the pan, turning them over in the melted butter so that each side gets buttered.  Place in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until browned on top!

Serve hot out of oven!  They are delicious!


  1. I make these all the time would never go back to any other biscuit recipe.

  2. Please Kathy, can you explain this a little more in depth for those of us new to making biscuits, can you? I know it's hard but I'd appreciate it if you'd try, OK? This is the part which I copied & pasted it. " Knead and work the dough until it is covered with baking mix. Do Not overwork the dough." There is two parts. About how long does it take to knead it properly. I know you take it and fold it over itself then with the heel of your hand mash it, right? That's kneading, but how long does it take? Your so patient.
    I'm gonna tell you the kind of recipes I use to get from my mother. I called her from college and wanted to make chili. I won't go into the whole recipe but when I got it in the mail it went like this. "Mom's Chili" 1. brown hamburger and onion. 2. add tomato paste. 3. add tomatoes. 4. add beans"....LOL..what a hoot, obviously I had to call her...she had a hard time telling me, she said "it all depended on how much your gonna make", I laugh everytime I think about it, RIP Momma! <3

    1. LOL..most of my mother's old recipes are like that. We had to slow down and measure for the blog posts. To knead the dough cover it with a little biscuit mix and then fold it over into itself maybe 6 or 7 times lightly. A light hand is what makes tender, flaky biscuits. When the dough will hold together and can be rolled, stop and roll it out. Leave it thick because these do rise a lot. Hope that helps.



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