Sour Cream Raisin Biscuits from The Brown Derby

Updated July 10, 2020

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


  • 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.


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