The Wooden Spoon Recipe: 7UP Biscuits

(Always read the recipe twice,  assemble, and prepare your ingredients before you begin to cook)

4 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup any lemon-lime soda like 7Up or Sprite
½ cup melted butter

  • In a bowl, mix the Bisquick, sour cream, and soda – the dough will be very soft
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough (fold dough over and over itself) until all the Bisquick is incorporated
  • Sprinkle a little Bisquick on a flat surface where you will place the dough so it won’t stick
  • Pat dough out on that flat floured surface to desired thickness – usually about  ½ inch
  • Cut the dough into rounds using a round biscuit cutter (or use a glass)
  • Melt butter in bottom of a cooking sheet pan or a 9”x13” casserole dish
  • Place cut-out biscuits on top of the melted butter so sides of the dough are touching
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until browned
  • Yield is approximately 2 dozen biscuits depending on thickness
  • Serve warm with butter or margarine


  • Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix sold by General Mills under its Betty Crocker brand, consisting of flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder (a leavening agent). According to General Mills, Bisquick was invented in 1930 after one of their top sales executives met an innovative train dining car chef on a business trip. After the sales executive complimented the chef on his deliciously fresh biscuits, the dining car chef shared that he used a pre-mixed biscuit batter he created consisting of lard, flour, baking powder and salt. The chef then stored his pre-mixed biscuit batter on ice in his kitchen ahead of time, enabling him to bake fresh biscuits quickly on the train every day. As soon as the sales executive returned from that business trip, he stole the chef’s idea and created Bisquick. The recipe was adapted, using hydrogenated oil, thus eliminating the need for refrigeration. Bisquick was officially introduced on grocers’ shelves in 1931.Though first promoted for only baking biscuits (“90 seconds from package to oven”, the slogan read), Bisquick was soon used to prepare a wide variety of baked goods from pizza dough to pancakes to dumplings to snickerdoodles.   Source: Wikipedia

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