Yogurt Dill Biscuits

Biscuits, Breakfast

Why am I thinking of Halloween costumes in May? WHY.

But hear me out: Selena. Not Selena Gomez, good gracious no. Selena…like the movie. You know, the only movie in the world where Jennifer Lopez doesn’t make me wanna poke my eyes out. That Selena.

There would be a tacky, very 90’s rhinestoned hat involved, and maybe even a more rhinestoned bustier (though I might be shy!). Tight pants and lots of red lipstick. I’m obsessed.


I could go as Dionne, and get my friend Teri to be Cher. Dionne would be fuuuuuny.

I feel like you all should have a vote. You know, help me decide. But don’t worry, we have plenty of time, guys. No rush.

Making/eating these yogurt dill biscuits should take precedent over voting. These should definitely be on your weekend to-do list.

I’d like you all to know that a few weeks ago I actually pinky swore myself that I wouldn’t give you biscuits for at least a few months (after these), BUT THEN I FAILED.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been obsessed with putting yogurt and dill on everything from salmon to potatoes.

I think I’m just having this weird moment with dill where I want it on everything. I dunno.

The yogurt biscuit part of this situation is solid. There’s awesome tang. And the biscuits are fluffy. Just delicious. If you wanted to leave out the dill (I’d cry a little inside) and just make a great yogurt biscuit recipe, well here you go!

I had no idea if the dill addition was going to be a win or not. I figured I’d buy a bunch of dill and if it didn’t work out I could just mix it up with some leftover yogurt, cucumbers and put it on a steak or something.

Luckily for me (and you!) these worked out to be such a win. So good!

I fancy the idea of treating them like a bagel and sandwiching smoked salmon, onion and capers inside.

These biscuits are super easy to make. They come together and bake up in a NY minute. (

The dry ingredients get mixed together. Cold grated butter is added.

The cold yogurt and cold egg get all mixed up. And then added to the dry/butter mixture.

Dill is thrown in. Look how pretty it is! Dill is so soft and fluffy. I love it.

The mixture is pressed, biscuits are cut and after 15 minutes you’ll be met with perfectly lightly golden brown biscuits that are fluffy, buttery with that dill flavor that’s almost like anise meets celery. It’s refreshing and delicious.

I’m crushing so hard on this lil’ herb, and it doesn’t even know I’m alive. SAD!

Dill everything!

Yogurt Dill Biscuits

Print this recipe!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 stick (6 ounces) of unsalted butter, cold
1 cup greek yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup dill, minced

1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the grated (or cubed) butter and transfer to the freezer for 10 minutes. When it’s done chilling, break up the butter with your hands until it resembles small peas in the flour.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt and egg. Add the yogurt mixture, all at once, to the flour mixture. Mix until barely combined. Fold in the dill. Next, lightly knead the dough, until it forms one solid mass. Sprinkle your kitchen counter with flour and dump the dough onto it. Press or gently roll the dough into a 1-inch thickness. Cut out the biscuits using a 2-3-inch biscuit cutter. You should get about 6 biscuits. You can recombine the scraps and get two more biscuits. Transfer them to a lined baking sheet.

4. If you think you’ve been moving a little slow (like I was because I was..ahem..taking pictures), stick the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes. This will get the bits of butter nice and cold again. After the biscuits are cold, brush the tops of with egg wash and bake in oven or 15-17 minutes, or until tall and lightly golden brown.

Yields 8 biscuits

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  • Reply Margherita June 1, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I know I’ve said this before but you are the absolute Queen of Biscuits and these are no exception.
    Plus, I absolutely love fresh dill, hence to me they are a total win-win situation!

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  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 1, 2012 at 4:29 am

    These sound so awesome! I need more dill in my life. It’s one of those herbs I always forget about!

  • Reply Kasey @ The Wit of the Staircase June 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Mmmmmm salmon and dill in biscuits. Marriage made in heaven.

    My vote: SELENA. I’m obsessed with that movie (and yes, I know she was real person). But you could also carry around a mike with you and break out into song on people’s doorsteps and at parties.

    Oh man… Great idea.

    • Reply Adrianna June 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      This is true. I could do this. It’d get super weird.

  • Reply Rachael June 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

    These biscuits look AMAZING, and the salmon-bagel-idea is pure genius.

    I vote for Cher and Dionne.

  • Reply Christin June 1, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Selena for sure. It’s a winner! And I want to eat these biscuits every single day.

  • Reply Channing @ Hot Bod Brigade June 1, 2012 at 7:05 am

    My mouth is literally filled with drool. My weakness is a biscuit and this looks like a flaky, buttery pillow of food coma goodness. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition June 1, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Dill is sooooo good! I’m loving it in cold pasta salads for summer!

    Also, I vote Cher & Dionne! I miss dressing up with friends! My boyfriend only ever wants to dress up as politically incorrect, non-cute things! We were Mormons last year, no joke. Bike helmets, backpacks and all.

    OK……it was pretty fun.

    • Reply Adrianna June 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      HA. I like his ideas too.

  • Reply Liza in Ann Arbor June 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I vote for Selena! I just recently showed the movie to my Spanish 2 class and now they are obsessed. Whenever there’s extra time, there we are on Youtube, checking out real Selena videos. We even watched an old 20/20 interview with Yolanda. I never saw them sit with such rapt attention! Anyways, these look divine. I was just thinking how I’d like a bagel with smoked salmon very soon. Maybe I’ll try these instead.

    • Reply Adrianna June 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      HAHAHA. That’s so hilarious. I was obsessed with the whole thing as a kid too, so I’m not surprised.

  • Reply bonnie June 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Sooo love your posts! You are not only hilarious, you make things I don’t like sound good (like dill)!

  • Reply Margarita June 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Oh dill biscuits with smoked salmon… you are classy! 🙂 Somehow, I have not seen fresh dill around here yet and it makes me sad! 🙁

    I think you should go as Selena!

  • Reply Jesse June 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Selena for sure, high waisted jeans and a bare midriff top? easy peasy.

    Excuse me while I search for biscuits.

  • Reply Eileen June 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Dill is criminally underused, isn’t it? It’s one of my favorites, and I love the idea of adding it to savory biscuits!

  • Reply shivani June 2, 2012 at 3:33 am

    can dill seeds be used??.. no dill here this season 🙁

  • Reply LouAnn June 2, 2012 at 5:26 am

    after reading your comments, I may give these a whirl

  • Reply Tv Food and Drink June 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Yea, dill is a slam dunk in just about anything, isn’t it. I’ve been generously topping my spinach chicken salads with it for the last few weeks. Don’t have any fresh growing though. Guess I should get on that!

  • Reply Tina P June 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This looks so so delicious. I love that it’s in place of a bagel. LOVE.

  • Reply Jessica June 2, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    These look awesome. You’re the queen bee of biscuit making.

  • Reply Rebecca Turner June 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    My vote is for Selena, obviously. And I like these biscuits.

  • Reply Nicole Franzen June 3, 2012 at 6:42 am

    yum!!! I love this combo. capers, yoghurt, dill. nom. Though I dont eat salmon shhh dont tell anyone. I still would like to make these!

  • Reply Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen June 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I looove the Selena idea! If you end up doing the Dionne idea you should also recruit a redhead to go as Tai!

    These biscuits look amaaazing. Dill is my favorite herb EVER.

  • Reply Let Me Eat Cake June 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    love the Dione idea! do it! and dill love it! and biscuits super love! so dill biscuits sold!

  • Reply Sara/Matchbox Kitchen June 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    YES to Selena, but only if you wear that exact ensemble!

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  • Reply Frances Wu January 30, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Hi Adrianna,

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. A girlfriend of mine made these and dropped some off one day and I literally could not stop thinking about how good they were! I made these last night to bring to my work potluck. They turned out great! Super fluffy, buttery, and delicious. Chilling the dry mixture + butter in the freezer was essential to the success of this recipe. Great tip.

    Looking forward to making more of your goodies! Keep up the great work.