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Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits from The Brown Derby

Updated September 29, 2016

Cookbook

LA's Legendary Restaurants

Published by Santa Monica Press

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

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total TimeUnder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Recipe CourseSide Dish

Type of DishBiscuits

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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