Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits from The Brown Derby

Updated November 07, 2022


LA's Legendary Restaurants

Published by Santa Monica Press

Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits
Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits
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These biscuits were Clark Gable's favorite and part of his catered 40th birthday event.



Total TimeUnder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Recipe CourseSide Dish

Type of DishBiscuits


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cream of tarter, baking powder, soda and salt. Using a pastry blender incorporate shiortening until well blended. Add raisins, sour cream and milk. Add addional flour or milk until the mixtire forms a soft dough.

  3. Pat on a floured surface, roll out evenly, cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet close together and bake untl golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

  4. Serve hot with butter.

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How much salt? I used 1 tsp. Came out great. I will make this a regular part of my dinners.


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