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    Sourdough Pecan Drop Biscuits

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    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Donna M.'s Note:

    A quick and easy way to use your sourdough starter. Yummy for breakfast or just a snack. Add a little grated orange or lemon zest for a burst of citrus flavor.

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    1. 1
      Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar.
    2. 2
      Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture remsembles coarse crumbs.
    3. 3
      Stir in pecans.
    4. 4
      Add beaten egg to sourdough starter and add all at once to dry mixture, stirring with a fork just until mixed.
    5. 5
      Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
    6. 6
      Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
    7. 7
      Immediately upon removing from oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with with a mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
    8. 8
      You could drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze instead of the cinnamon-sugar topping, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 04, 2002


      I will try these again, but next time I will reduce the baking powder to half as I could taste it in them. I also think they would be better with 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon added to the dough. With these two modifications I'm sure they would be great with a caramel glaze, icing drizzled on top, or the suggested butter & cinnamon/sugar topping. Thanks for sharing this recipe Donna!

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    • on November 05, 2007


      I have made these to bring to work multiple times and I always get rave reviews. I usually use walnuts instead of pecans due to the cost difference, and I always add about 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 tbsp more sugar to the dough. To make them extra-good I do the cinnamon-sugar-butter topping, then once they cool top them with a vanilla glaze (I use the one from Betty Crocker) and drizzle over top - they look pretty and they're always gone by mid-day!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sourdough Pecan Drop Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (428 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 171.6
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    Cholesterol 27.7 mg
    Sodium 217.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 2.3 g

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    sourdough starter

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