Savory Dill Ricotta Muffins

Savory Dill Ricotta Muffins

I refer to these quickbreads as muffins, but these savory dill and ricotta delights satisfyingly serve as dinner rolls just as well as they do for a snack or a breakfast treat. I prepared and enjoyed them alongside Hungarian mushroom soup.

Savory Dill Ricotta MuffinsSavory Dill Ricotta Muffins
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Published on February 11, 2008

Creamy savory dill and ricotta cheese buttermilk muffins — easy to make, and a great addition to the dinner table

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

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  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced, or a few teaspoons of dried chives
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and herbs.

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.

  • In another medium bowl, beat together the ricotta and buttermilk using a wire whisk. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Pour the ricotta milk mixture, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir until just combined.

  • Spoon the batter evenly into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are lightly browned and a cake tester inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins sit in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins


Peter M said...

I perk up when hearing of quick breads...they are usually easy and they taste good.

Kalai said...

Awesome! Looks great and would easily lend itself to variations. Nice, Lisa! :)

test it comm said...

Dill is one of my favorite flavours. The dill ricotta muffins sound really good! Bookmarked.

eatme_delicious said...

What cute little muffins! I have never had dill or ricotta in a muffin. Sounds like a great cookbook - I'm adding it to my list!

Johanna GGG said...

yum - these look great - another delicious quick bread for my list of to do