Low-Fat Ham Biscuits

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. onion powder

2 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup (60 mL) ground cooked ham
3 Tbsp skim milk


  • In a medium size bowl, stir together the flour, dry mustard, onion powder, baking powder and soda until well mixed.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in the oil, sour cream, ham and milk and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Knead for 30 seconds on a floured surface, than pat into a 7 inch circle (17.5 cm).
  • Preheat the oven to 450 F (230 C).
  • Using a well floured 1 inch (2.5 cm) scalloped or round cutter, cut into biscuits; reroll and cut scraps.
  • Place biscuits 1 inch apart (2.5 cm) on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops with additional milk if you like.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

Makes about 30 biscuits.

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