Thursday, January 7, 2021

Ricotta Dill Biscuits #recipe @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: You wouldn’t have to be Nancy Drew to figure out that I love quick breads, especially scones and biscuits. A quick supper of soup and salad doesn’t seem quite right to us without a homemade biscuit to go along with it. This recipe is simple and not too calorie laden and I hope you enjoy it in your new year rotation.

Probably due to the addition of the ricotta, these biscuits are more pillowy than crusty. If you left out the dill and the pepper, I could imagine them slathered with jam and clotted cream. As I wanted a more savory biscuit to go with a cream of broccoli soup, I opted for dill and pepper. I made these in the food processor which was a snap. But you could cut the butter in with a pastry cutter and be just fine.


One and a half cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter, cold
1 cup ricotta
One large egg
A tablespoon or more fresh dill

Preheat the oven to 425. Combine the dry ingredients and grind in as much pepper as pleases you, up to a teaspoon. Cut the cold butter into cubes and cut that into the dry ingredients until they begin to pull together.

In a glass measuring cup, place one cup of whole milk ricotta and one large egg. Whip these until well combined, and add this mixture to the processor bowl. Pulse this minimally until the dough begins to pull together.

Scrape the biscuit dough onto a parchment sheet and knead a couple of times, adding a bit of flour if you need to. Shape the dough into a square and cut it into nine pieces. Transfer the paper with biscuits onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes until the tops are golden. Serve warm with more butter along side soup and salad.

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  1. Wow those biscuits sound pretty tasty!

  2. Thank you, I'm always looking for good biscuit recipes.

  3. Biscuits are a basic, feel good food.
    I usually make a double batch and freeze half, raw or baked. Then I'm ready for tasty fun at the drop of an oven (so to speak!)
    I like the idea of ricotta. Have to try it.

  4. Hi Lucy! I enjoy a good biscuit and I also like dill. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Ricotta and dill have been added to my grocery list. Can't wait to try this recipe!

  6. these sound wonderful. thanks for sharing the recipe.