Easy 7-up Biscuits

Sunday, 31 October 2021

7-up Biscuits
 
These Easy 7-Up Biscuits are a recipe which I have wanted to try for a very long time. I think maybe even years.  I just never got around to it until now.

Boy, have I ever been missing out! These are the BEST biscuits!  So easy to make and quick to make as well. Light and fluffy!
 
7-up Biscuits 
They use only four ingredients, a baking mix, some sour cream, 7-up soda pop and butter.  That's it.  Easy peasy.

You can use a store bought baking mix such as Bisquick, or make your own biscuit mix. I do that and keep it in the freezer, ready to use as and when.

7-up Biscuits 
With there only being me in the house now, that only makes sense. I simply would not get a traditional box of baking mix used up in time before it expired.

I make a batch of my homemade baking mix, pop it into a tightly sealed container and then I can use as much or as little as I wish to whenever I need it.  It also really easy to make. 

7-Up Biscuits 

You can access my homemade mix recipe here. Just scroll down the page and you will find a printable recipe. 

It comes in handy for all sorts.  Other than making your own, you can use Bisquick or any other commercially produced baking mix.  

Easy 7-up Biscuits 
And really, don't worry about using it all up. I have plenty of recipes on here that are delicious and that you can use it in:


Easy 7-up Biscuits
 

Mac and Cheese Pie

Just to name a few. Never fear, you will always find a way to use it up!  

Easy 7-up Biscuits 
You really don't want to miss out on making and baking these delicious biscuits.  Seriously they are one of the most delicious biscuits I have ever made, and are so convenient and quick to make as well.

I have heard them also called Popeye's biscuits, after the biscuits that are found at that popular fast food eatery in the US.  It is said they closely resemble those. 

I cannot say for sure as I have never been to a Popeye's. I can only assure you that they are very delicious!

Easy 7-up Biscuits 
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY 7-UP BISCUITS

Only 4 ingredients if you count the butter that is melted in the baking tin. Easy peasy.

  • Baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  • 7-up soft drink (not the diet version)
  • Dairy sour cream (not low fat)
  • Butter
That's it! 

You will also need a bowl, a pastry blender, measuring cups, a biscuit cutter and an 8  or 9-inch square baking tin.  You will also need some plain flour to dust the surface you pat out and cut your biscuits on.


Easy 7-up Biscuits

HOW TO MAKE EASY 7-UP BISCUITS

These biscuits are super easy to make. You begin by putting some melted butter into a square baking tin. You can either melt the butter first, or pop the butter into the tin and pop the tin into the preheating oven.

Just don't forget its in the oven or your butter will burn. It doesn't take long at that high a temperature. So you really only need to have it in there for a few minutes. 



7-Up Biscuits 

To make the biscuits themselves you will need to mix together the baking mix, sour cream, and 7up.  Measure the baking mix into a bowl.  Drop in the sour cream.

You need to cut the sour cream into the baking mix. I used a pastry blender. When it is mixed properly you will have a mixture that closely resembles coarse bread crumbs.

Finally you stir in the 7-up.  This is what makes your dough all nice and puffy. I use a fork to mix it in. 

Easy 7-up Biscuits 

The dough will be quite soft and sticky. Don't worry that is the way it is supposed to look.

Sprinkle some extra baking mix or plain flour onto the counter or cutting board and tip the dough onto the top of it.  Flour your hands and pat the dough out into a square that is roughly 1/2 inch thick.


Easy 7-up Biscuits  

Cut out the biscuits using a 3-inch sharp cutter, pulling together the scraps and re-cutting the dough as needed.  It find it helps to flour the edges of the cutter in between the cuts.  Its a simple thing. 

 Place the biscuits into the buttered pan and bake as per the recipe.  Have a small knob of butter ready to brush over the top of the baked biscuits when they come out of the oven.

Easy 7-up Biscuits 

This isn't totally necessary, but its awfully nice. There no need to melt it or anything, the heat from the biscuits will do that.

Just pop the butter onto a fork and brush it over the hot biscuits, where it sill melt and glaze them nicely.

Easy 7-up Biscuits

And that's all there is to it!  Easy peasy and quick as a wink. No fuss, no muss.

Look at the beautiful texture of those biscuits.  They come out all crisp and buttery edged from the butter in the bottom of the pan.  Oh so tasty!

Easy 7-up Biscuits
 

They don't rise up real high, or at least mine didn't, but they do rise a bit and are nice and light.

I loved the crisp edges and that buttery exterior.  I also loved the flaky, light interior. These are just perfect.  I enjoyed one fresh out of the oven with some butter and strawberry jelly.  Oh so good.


Easy 7-up Biscuits

Delicious on their own with butter and jam, these also go very well with soups or stews, cold cuts, bacon, cheese, eggs . . . 

In short these go well with just about anything!  I hope that you will give these a go the next time you are looking for a quick and easy bread recipe.

I guarantee you will not be disappointed!  These are perfect in every way!

7-Up Biscuits

7-Up Biscuits

Yield: 9 Biscuits
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min
This recipe makes 9 beautiful light and flaky biscuits and uses only 4 simple ingredients if you count the butter in the pan.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240g)  baking mix such as Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup (95g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) 7-up soda (not the diet one)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter, melted, plus additional butter to rub on top of the warm biscuits (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450*F/230(C/ gas mark 6. Put the butter into an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Measure the baking mix into a bowl.  Cut in the sour cream until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in the 7-up. It will be a very damp mixture.
  3. Sprinkle a cutting board or your counter-top with some flour.  Tip the dough out onto this and pat it out into a 1/2 inch thick square using floured fingers.  Using a floured sharp 3-inch round cutter, cut the dough into 9 rounds, re-patting the scraps as needed.
  4. Pop the rounds into the butter coated baking tin.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 to fifteen minutes, at which time they should be golden brown.
  6. Rub the tops with some cold butter if desired.  Delicious!
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7-up Biscuits
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3 comments

  1. I've made a version of these before, called Lemonade Scones that uses self raising flour, lemonade and heavy cream. They are ideal to make with the kids as they are much more forgiving than traditional scones and still produce a lovely bite for afternoon tea. The kids are always thrilled that they made it themselves :)

    They don't rise as much as traditional scones, so if you wanted them bigger, I'd suggest to patting or lightly rolling the dough out to one inch height. But they are fabulous to have on hand for unexpected guests or if you just want a warm, afternoon treat :)

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    1. Thanks Marie. I have had Lemonade Scones on my list forever! I think that one of the best qualities of things like Lemonade Scones and 7-Up Biscuits is that they are so quick and easy to throw together at the last minute! Thanks for the suggestion of patting the dough out thicker! I was going to do just that next time. You may not get as many scones/biscuits, but they will be higher! xoxo

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  2. These look delicious, Happy Halloween, Marie. Hope the little kitties don't try to escape when you're answering the door to trick or treaters. Enjoy your Sunday. It's bacon and eggs for breakfast here. Love and hugs, Elaine

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