Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lemon-Lime Biscuits

Okay...I admit it. They are the 7-Up Biscuits that have been all over the Internet for quite sometime. This is so not my original recipe but, frankly, I can't for the life of me figure out who to thank for these babies. As you will see, however, I did put a small spin on them.

A few simple ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes for awesome biscuits....

I am not a good biscuit maker. Canned biscuits have always been my friend. So what made me try my hand at biscuits? On a Thursday night? Why the monthly Improv challenge, of course. Sponsored by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, the monthly Improv challenges us to take two assigned seasonal ingredients and make something wonderful. This month's theme? Lemon and Lime!

Lemon-Lime Biscuits

Inspired by Several Internet Recipes
Published 05/16/2014
Lemon-Lime Biscuits
A few simple ingredients (including your favorite lemon-lime soda!) results in the best tasting biscuits ever!


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel, optional
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.; spread the melted butter in a 9" baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cut the sour cream into the baking mix. Add the soda and the lemon and lime zest, and stir just until the mixture is combined (it will be sticky).
  3. Generously flour a large sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat. Scrape the dough onto the prepared surface and sprinkle with more flour. Gently roll out the dough. Make 9 biscuits, using a 2 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Arrange the biscuits in the prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
Yield: 9 Biscuits
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 25 mins.
Tags: biscuits, easy, bisquick, 7-Up, lemon, lime

The added lemon and lime zest brightens up the flavor...

Easily double the recipe and use a 9 x 13-inch pan, if desired.

It doesn't get much better.....

Check out what everyone else is making with Lemon and Lime:


  1. Oh, oh, oh! My mom always used biscuits for quick strawberry shortcakes. Wouldn't these be fabulous for that!? YUM!

    1. I just made these again...the strawberry shortcake idea sounds so great! :)

  2. I make these, too! They are so tender and wonderful. I love that you thought of these to make. The recipe totally fits :-)

  3. Great looking biscuits! I have never ventured out of the canned biscuit realm.

    1. Believe me, I tried it once before and they were hockey pucks...these are so easy and so tasty!

  4. Yum! I usually just make plain old buttermilk biscuits, which are great, but these look so good with the zest added. Plus, I have a whole 2 liter of sprite left from my submission this month (the Lemon-Lime Pound Cake). We will be having these this week! Maybe with Melody's idea, as a shortcake, since strawberries are everywhere right now. :)

    1. I think the soda helps make them light and tender...I'm off to look at your pound cake! :)