Skinny Bitch Tuesdays: Chive and Dill Biscuits

Chive and Dill Biscuits

Today I am thankful for not being washed away by tropical storm Debby. We apparently were in the “bad” area and it literally rained alllllll day yesterday and it’s supposed to continue all day today and into tomorrow. The storm is just sitting above us. We get a lot of rainy afternoons in Florida during the summer. I love a good rain storm. However, I only like it when I am home. In sweatpants, laying on the couch, watching tv, or reading a book, taking a nap, etc. Being out in the pouring ran just blows. This tropical storm has reminded me of a few important lessons:

1. Wear close-toed shoes. Even if you live in FL, don’t wear flip flops. Especially ones that are made of leather or that have a slippery bottom so that when you are walking, the flip flop slides right off your foot and you find yourself walking without a shoe on the cold, dirty ground and you almost slip and fall and sprain your ankle for the 15th billionth time.

2. Wear capri pants or roll up the bottom of your jeans. Nothing is worse than when you step in a huge puddle and your pants get all wet. And then you get super cranky because it feels weird when your pants are all wet on the bottom. It’s gross and I hate it. So much.

3. Don’t drive like a dumb fool. If a truck is trying to pull into a driveway, slow down. First, it’s a truck. Of course, it needs to slow down in order to turn into the driveway. Also, it’s raining cats and dogs. Don’t be an idiot. Don’t be all up on a truck’s arse so when the truck slows to turn, guess what happens? Yeah. BAM! Right into the back of the truck, trashing your car. (Don’t worry, this did not happen to me, but I witnessed it while getting gas).

and finally, 4. In a tropical storm or hurricane, umbrellas are totally useless.

There, I hope you learned something. Ok, now onto the food. Welcome to the second installment of Skinny Bitch Tuesdays!

This week Claire chose the Chive and Dill Biscuits. It was a great choice. Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? These biscuits were pretty easy to throw together and made a great side with some soup I made for lunch the other day. I made a few changes to the original recipe. First, the recipe called for 8 tablespoons of butter. I wanted to cut down on that, so I swapped half of the butter for Greek yogurt. I also used buttermilk instead of regular milk and I used some whole wheat flour.

I did have one issue making these. I found the dough to be very, very sticky. I ended up having to knead in some extra flour in order to be able to work with the dough. My recommendation is to either add some additional flour or perhaps cut down on some of the milk. Pour about half in and see how the dough feels. My biscuits also did not rise very much. I’m not sure if I overworked the dough or if they are supposed to be flatter. However, despite my problems with the dough, the biscuits tasted really good and I would make them again!

Chive and Dill Biscuits

Chive and Dill Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (may want to add a little more if dough is too sticky)
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 4 tbs. unsalted butter, diced, plus about 1 tbs. extra for later
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbs. chopped chives
  • 1 tbs. chopped dill
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and mustard powder.
  3. Add 4 tbs. of butter and mix it using a fork or pastry cutter until the batter has a crumbly texture. Pour in about half of the buttermilk and yogurt, chives and the dill. Stir until combined. If the dough seems too dry, add in the leftover buttermilk.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough with your hands. If the dough is still sticky, add more flour to the surface, but be careful not to overwork the dough.
  5. Flatten with your hands or use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Use a round cookie cutter or a drinking glass to cut the dough. Take the scraps and roll out again to cut more biscuits.
  6. Place the biscuits on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. Melt the extra butter in the microwave. Stir in the garlic salt. Brush a little of the butter on top of each biscuit and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the biscuits are a light golden brown.

Serving Size: 1 biscuit; Calories per serving: 105; Fat per serving: 7.5 g

Adapted from Skinny Bitch

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Chive and Dill Biscuits

Don’t forget to check out what the other Skinny Bitch gals made!

Jennifer of Peanut Butter and Peppers

Michelle of The Healthy Bites

   

28 comments

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  2. As you can see I had issues with these biscuits! Made them 3 times. Yours look better than mine. Adding the greek yogurt was a great idea, why didn’t I think of that?

  3. These look great!! But I totally get that, the recipe looked strange to begin with. Well, that’s what’s great about this experience, we can tell what works and just what doesnt!

  4. I am highly appreciative of your spice selection for this little biscuits. Chives are always refreshing and tasty!

  5. Sounds like the recipe needs more tweaking but the flavor is there. I love the combination of chive and dill and you’re right – perfect for a bowl of soup! Stay dry. :)

  6. Love this! Although I am biased, I am a complete biscuit person ;-)

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  8. Be safe weathering out the storm!! I only like if it rains at night. Rain during the day makes me want to just sit and hunker down. Love the healthy whole wheat biscuits. My herb pots are spewing dill all lover the place so it’s nice to have something to use it with. :)

  9. I love the idea of lightened up biscuits! The flavors sound great!

  10. Skinny bitch haha. I feel like this isn’t for me at all :D Savoury biscuits do tempt you!

  11. oh man, hope you’re holding up down there! debby is doing a downer it seems, lol…i love the title “skinny bitch” haha it’s so awesome..i mean, i know it’s from literally the skinny bitch, but just having it as a title makes this post that much better. these biscuits look fluffy and delicious! i would definitely have a few…i mean, they’re skinny, right? ;)

  12. I’ve definitely learned my lesson about no flip flops in the rain too!!!

  13. I agree with statements 1 – 4, especially the wet pants. So uncomfortable. Stay dry!

  14. What great-looking biscuits–I love the addition of herbs. Wishing you less rain and lots of safety as the storm passes.

  15. I remember my time living down in Miami and all the crazy rain storms we got. They are only fun when you are home for sure. Great looking biscuits. Perfect for munching on when your stuck indoors on a rainy day!

  16. Your rules were spot on for Florida rains! I don’t know how many times I have gone out with leather sandals and ended up stretching them all out and slipping around due to the rain. So aggravating!! These biscuits look amazing! I love the combination of flavors.

  17. I loooove the greek yogurt in these! I bet its perfect with the chive and dill.

    Hope you survive all the insanity People lose all common sense in those situations.

  18. I am so glad the storm Debby did not get to you my friend, but these biscuits sure as anything have got to me :D
    How utterly delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  19. These biscuits look so good, and I don’t have to feel bad about eating them- even better! Love the name Skinny Bitch Tuesday’s!

    I love that people continue to drive like crazies even though it is monsooning out. Idiots!

    So glad to hear you didn’t float away.

  20. Be safe out there! And man, I love these “skinny” biscuits! I could eat these every day for dinner!!

  21. I think your biscuits look great Steph!

  22. What a great combo! I love Chive and Dill, and I know this is meant to be healthy.. but I can’t help imagining myself spreading some cream cheese on them? Okay, will spread low fat cream cheese? Yummmmm !!!

  23. Thinking of you in that storm! I like staying in on rainy days and baking. And am always rolling up jeans and losing flip flops when I have to go outside :) Love the spices in these biscuits!

  24. Mmm… so many delicious elements – greek yogurt, buttermilk, dill – to name only a few… and I can smell these delightful scones from here! Thanks for the storm tips too – we don’t get a lot of tropical storms here in Canada ;-) but you just never know where you’ll be when nature hits…. besides, I love learning about this kind of stuff so thanks for sharing your experience. I’m glad you’re safe!

  25. We got slammed here too! I made the mistake of running out for Chinese during a lull in the storm. Turned out to be not such a lull after all!

  26. I love dill, however, I am the only one in my family so I rarely use it. I am totally gonig to make these biscuits though the next time I make soup. I bet even my dill-hating family would approve!

  27. That looks delicious. Thank you for the summer rain tips. Wearing the proper shoes does help avoid slip and fall accident on the slippery floors.

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