5 Ingredients or Fewer

Orange Honey Ricotta Biscuits

December 28, 2015
2 Ratings
Photo by Colleen Stem
  • Makes 12 biscuits of a respectable size
Author Notes

The unending tub of ricotta has met its match! —Colleen Stem

Test Kitchen Notes

It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one for whom the unending ricotta tub struggle is real! I appreciated how simple, quick, and easy these biscuits were to put together and found that the dough would be a versatile canvas for other citrus as well. The biscuits are rustic, and when fresh from the oven, have a delicate crust covering a tender bite. I’d add more honey for a sweeter dough. With jelly, hot or warm, they made for a tasty, quick breakfast. —Jr0717

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 orange
  1. Preheat oven to 450° F. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ricotta, and honey. Zest the orange and add to the mixture, then juice the orange. You want 1/2 cup juice; add water to make up the difference, or grab another orange and juice it. Add in the 1/ 2 cup of juice and mix until everything is just combined. Scoop out the dough into 12 similar sized blobs and place onto a baking sheet. Brush tops of biscuits with orange juice (if you have it) or water if you don't.
  2. Place in oven and bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the insides are completely baked.
  3. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool for a few minutes, then bust one open and eat as is or slather with honey, butter, jam, or all three.

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4 Reviews

JanetFL December 30, 2015
I will try this - I always have some ricotta looking for a home!
Colleen S. January 1, 2016
LeBec F. December 29, 2015
now THIS seems to be very inventive thinking! But tell me, no butter or buttermilk?was that purposeful and do you not miss it when you taste the biscuits? I think I would miss the richness and tenderness that those elements provide.
Colleen S. January 1, 2016
The ricotta in these bad boys replace the butter/milk so they are still super tender and rich. My mr, who is all about his biscuits, ate the entire batch in 2 days (he really likes him some biscuits)