dill, red onion & cheese drop biscuits

There are a few dishes that I make over and over again. The ones requiring a recipe are taped to the side of my fridge. The list includes bannock, Molly’s scones, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and now there’s this biscuit. I originally spotted the recipe on Bread & Honey and since then, I’ve made it countless times, always varying ingredients and so far, I’ve never been led astray. And it’s versatile….it was a vegan recipe from the book How It All Vegan!that can be easily tweaked for dairy (like I have done below). They’re good, easy and perfect as a side with soup or delicious spit open and topped with a poached egg.

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49 comments to “dill, red onion & cheese drop biscuits”

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    amandalaird   May 21, 2009 at 5:57 am

    I’ve thought about making these too since I spied them on Bread and Honey. But then you brought poached egg into the equation and now I must make them this weekend.

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    The Leftoverist   May 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Ooh. I can’t resist a biscuit. And I love the photo of the browned parchment paper. I could (and have) gone on and on about the glories of parchment paper.

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    stephchows   May 21, 2009 at 7:54 am

    OH MY… I need to print this now and make them tonight… darn it’s in the 80′s out… hmmm not sure if I can wait for the weather to cool down this weekend… darn you warm weather!! :)

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    Dana   May 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

    In all my baking, I don’t think I have ever made biscuits. These look awesome! Love the savory flavors.

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    Claudia   May 21, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Lookiing for inspiration and found it in this lovely unique biscuit. Now to build a meal around it.

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    laura   May 21, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Nothing beats a good biscuit!

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    Dawn   May 21, 2009 at 11:57 am

    love the addition of red onion
    I am always up for a cheesy biscuit.

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    Culinary Wannabe   May 21, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I am literally printing this out right now and am going to have this with a fried egg for dinner. Can’t wait!!

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    eatme_delicious   May 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Oh delicious delicious delicious!! These look and sound perfect.

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    Noshwell   May 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Love your blog! I’ve been trying out your recipes and they’re yum!

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    Emily   May 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    These look so delicious! When we were little, cheese biscuits were a first day of school tradition. Now as a teacher, I still make cheese biscuits for myself and my husband every year for the first day of school. I know I’ll continue to do so when we have children. This recipe has a little more punch than my simple one- I’ll have to try it out this weekend! -e

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    Ellen   May 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    These sound great and I have some buttermilk in the frig looking for a reason to delight.

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    Bijoux   May 22, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I really want to make these. I love savoury baked goods. I will probably end up eating the whole batch. Yum!

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    Sarena Shasteen   May 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Holy Crap! Those look so good! My husband would love this recipe! I will have to give it a go soon!

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    Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen   May 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Holy Crap! Those look so good! My husband would love this recipe! I will have to give it a go soon!

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    Karencilla   May 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Hey! i ‘ve been following your blog for quite a time now.
    I love your ideas!!

    I made these biscuits too, they are awesome!! I will do another batch, i’ll experiment with some other ingredients. I agree this is a must-tape-on-the-fridge recipe!

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    Cailin   May 22, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I honestly just made these yesterday to go with the dinner I made. They were so easy! Next time I’ll probably go a little lighter on the dill though.

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    Cookie baker Lynn   May 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I love those old faithful recipes that you can make over and over and never get tired of. I love this variation you made – cheese and onion sounds perfect (I’d skip the dill, though).

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    Wheeler's Crew   May 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    This looks delish! Glad to see it can be made vegan easily!

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    dynagrrl   May 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    This looks amazing! I am going to give it a try!

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    Trina   May 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    oh yum! We made some cheddar chive cornmeal drop biscuits recently. They were heavenly! Definetely going to try the dill variation.

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    um-elhelween   May 24, 2009 at 4:44 am


    may i suggest cooking red onions slightly with adash of olive oil before adding them to the ingredients

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    CookiePie   May 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Oh yum yum — I love savory biscuits!!!

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    eileen   May 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Uh oh, I think I may have to make some of these right now. It’s a tragedy!! A delicious tragedy.

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    Adaiha   May 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    These look delicious! I have to make them!

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    kickpleat   May 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Amandalaird, everything is better with a poached egg!

    Haha, glad you liked my browned parchment, The Leftoverist!

    Stefchows, take the warm weather! Save these for later :)

    Dana, what are you waiting for?

    Claudia, it isn't hard to do.

    I agree, Laura!

    Dawn, these are pretty great & you can always increase the amount of cheese in them.

    I love your biscuit tradition, Emily.

    Yay, hope you love them, Culinary!

    Eatme, they are perfectly delicious.

    Thanks Noshwell!

    If you've got buttermilk, Ellen, get to it!

    Bijoux, eating a whole batch wouldn't be so bad would it?

    Sarena, it's a good one!

    Karencilla, thanks so much :)

    Cailin, I've subbed in chipotle powder for the dill with great results! Pretty much any herb would be great.

    Lynn, the cheese & onion worked so nicely!

    Trina, cornmeal biscuits sounds lovely.

    Wheelers, easy peasy vegan!

    Dynagrrl, they're easy and good!

    um-elhelween, caramelized onions would be great too! thanks!

    Cookiepie, me too!

    Eileen, nothing wrong with that.

    Adaiha, you should :)

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    Jess   May 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

    This is a stunning reversal: tweaking a vegan recipe to make it dairy. I like it. And a poached egg to boot… whoah.

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    Hayley   May 26, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I love the idea of topping them with a poached egg. Thanks for sharing!

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    Katerina   May 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Mmm looks good! And so freaking easy I might just make them!

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    kickpleat   May 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Jess, I know, I know! I’m crazy like that :)

    Hayley, it’s the best part!

    Katerina, they are super easy so make ‘em ;)

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    thecatskillkiwi   May 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    wow how many times can i say YUM!

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    Banu   May 28, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    These look GREAT! Red onion in a biscuit? Perfect.

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    Zoe   June 1, 2009 at 6:38 am

    oh man, I looove the sound of this!!

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    kickpleat   June 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    thecatskillkiwi, many many times I bet??

    Banu, I agree.

    Zoe, easy & so worth it.

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    Jen   June 8, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Ooh, these savory biscuits picked apart, dipped into runny egg yolks on a slow Sunday morning…perfection. Thank you!

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    kickpleat   June 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    mmmm, jen, definitely!

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    Ramya   June 11, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Nice recipe and i never heard that we can do this by our own…


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    KMR   June 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I made these biscuits a few nights ago. Apparently I don't have dill, but I read somewhere that you can use fennel seed as a substitute. I tried that and it was AMAZING.

    And – even better – these biscuits have been my breakfast for the past few days. :)

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    Gourmet Mama   June 13, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Hey, that looks like something my own boys might want to sink their teeth into. Will try out your recipe for sure. It sure is an interesting combo. Thanks.

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    Leanna   June 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I hate dill, but these looked so good, I had to try them. I cut the dill back a little, knowing my adversion. They were a big hit, everyone loved the dill flavor. Next time I may decrease the dill just a tad more. But I think that they need a little, just wouldn't be as good without it. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    Lauren   July 2, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    i just made these for breakfast, skipping the dill (we didn't have any in the house) and doing half white flour and half whole wheat. they were absolutely delicious! thanks for the recipe.

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    Rumela   September 4, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Great recipe!! The combination is truly fascinating. dill, red onion & cheese drop biscuits all are nutritious and good for health. So a threesome combination is likely to be tasty and healthy alike.I am going to bake a batch for the holidays when my kids will be at home. I'll be sure that what they are eating is healthy. thank you for shearing your post.

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    colene   October 17, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I'm finally getting around to making these! Just noticed that your ingredient list says baking powder, but the instructions say baking soda. Which is it?

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    kickpleat   October 17, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    colene, so sorry! it is indeed baking powder. corrected. hope you love them :)

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    kickpleat   October 17, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    colene, so sorry! it is indeed baking powder. corrected. hope you love them :)

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    Danabee   December 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    These are stellar! Had no red onion so subbed finely chopped green onion. Also subbed white whole wheat for the AP. I’ll make these again. And again.

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