Bitter Cream and Orange Biscuits

  • Serves

    makes 4 Dozen

(Biscuits a la Creme Sure et a l'Orange)

This recipe comes from the cookbook 80 Recettes de Biscuits.


  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 14 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 14 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 14 tsp. salt
  • 12 lb. softened butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated orange zest


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º. Whisk together sour cream, juice, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl, and set aside.

Step 2

Put butter into bowl of standing mixer fitted with a whisk. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, add 1 cup of the sugar, the egg, and zest, and continue beating until smooth, about 30 seconds. Alternately fold flour and sour cream mixtures into butter until combined.

Step 3

Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Arrange tablespoon-size pieces of dough 2 1⁄2'' apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle each with some of the remaining sugar. Bake until edges are golden, 12-15 minutes, turning trays halfway through baking.

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