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Dill Biscuits with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and a Creamy Dill Spread

Dill Biscuits with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and a Creamy Dill Spread


Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill is one of those classic flavour combos and my ears perk up every time I catch wind of it. A common way to enjoy this combo is on a bagel but bagels are heavier than what I am looking for on warm summer days. But what would be lighter? How about some fresh homemade biscuits or better yet dilled biscuits for even more dilly goodness? That was exactly the combo that I came across when I was flipping through the last Food & Drink magazine and I knew that I would have to make them. I have made dilled biscuits before that I really liked but this recipe claimed that freezing the butter first would result in lighter and crispier biscuits and I was certainly game to try it out. These smoked salmon biscuit sandwiches are finished off with some watercress for even more fresh herby goodness.

Despite the fact that I don't really like to have the oven on in the summer it is really hard to resist the allure of light and flaky freshly made homemade biscuits still warm from the oven so I was willing to make an exception. The dilled buttermilk biscuits came together quickly and filled my place with and amazing dilly aroma while baking. It was hard to resist eating them straight from the oven but I managed to wait for them to cool enough to make the sandwiches with them. The dill buttermilk biscuits were great! I did not really notice the difference for having used the frozen butter over the just chilled butter but when they were as good as they were it is hard to complain. The biscuits were nice and light and they went perfectly with the smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill and watercress filling. Overall these biscuit sandwiches were a really nice light summer meal that showcased the amazing flavour combo of smoked salmon cream cheese and dill.

Dill Biscuits with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and a Creamy Dill Spread

(makes 8 biscuit sandwiches)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
8 dill buttermilk biscuits (cut in half, see below)
1/2 pound smoked salmon
8 sprigs watercress

Directions:
1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and lemon zest in a bowl.
2. Spread the creamy dill spread on both sides of the inside of the biscuits.
3. Assemble with smoked salmon and watercress in the middle.


Dill Buttermilk Biscuits




Dill Buttermilk Biscuits

(makes about 8 biscuits)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (frozen, grated)
3 tablespoons dill (chopped)
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
2. Mix in the butter and toss until coated in flour.
3. Add the dill and just enough buttermilk to form a sticky dough.
4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and form a disc about 1 inch thick.
5. Cut the biscuits out of the dough and place on a baking sheet.
6. Brush the melted butter on top of the biscuits.
7. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar and Dill
Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Rolls with Dill Cream Cheese
Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

42 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

perfect biscuits - and a great combo with the salmon.

Becks said...

These are beautiful! I am growing some dill seedlings in my backyard and I've been looking for some dill recipes!

Patsyk said...

What a perfect way to enjoy fresh dill!

Des@ Life's Ambrosia said...

I love fresh dill. I try to use it in anyway I can. One of the recipes that I always turn to is a creamy dill spread. Your use of it with these dill biscuits and smoked salmon sounds like a winning combination that I have yet to try. I think I might have to go pick up some smoked salmon now. :)

kamailesfood said...

I'm a huge fan of this flavor combo as well. I wouldn't have been as good as you though- I would have eaten one up warm out of the oven.

noobcook said...

Looks amazing. I've always love the touch of savoury-ness in desserts.

Marjie said...

Looks like a nice appetizer or lunch!

Steph said...

Only you can make me want to eat a biscuit! I love making them, but eating them is a whole other thing.

Sage Trifle said...

I know what you mean about running the oven in hot weather; we live in a home with no A/C. Yet, like you, the desired result is often too irrestible. Your biscuits look delicious. I would certainly put up with some extra heat for this supper!

ttfn300 said...

oh wow, great dish! i have been craving smoked salmon lately...

Lynda said...

I don't like to use the oven in the summer either, but I'd make an exception for these biscuits! Looks really delicious with the salmon!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Biscuits made extra yummy by the salmon and the spread

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

I just returned from 8 days in Scandinavia, so you'd think I'd be burnt out on smoked fish, but this just made me crave salmon again!

Kerstin said...

These are SO perfect for a nice weekend brunch! My hubby is a huge smoked salmon and dill fan and would love them!

Sara said...

that first picture is so pretty, so elegant.

Nina Timm said...

Thx Kevin, I can see these biscuits in bit-size on my next cocktail platter!!!Beautiful!!

Irene said...

Oh, these are making me salivate. Now, if we just add a little cheddar to the biscuits.... I will be in complete cheesy buttermilky buscuity heaven.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look so good and pretty! A great idea for an aperitive...

Cheers,

Rosa

The Cooking Photographer said...

You are still here plugging away! I am impressed as always.

Cate said...

Fantastic idea! I adore that combination too.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Those scones look ultimate perfection Kevin and the filling is just so good!

Lidysan y Marcos - Los Mol said...

Hello. I do not speak much English. Just say I love your blog and your recipes. I hope to translate a recipe with the google translator jejeje.Kiss from Malaga (Spain)

Joanne said...

The idea for this sandwich is classic. I guess it is dill season!

La Table De Nana said...

These look faubous!

BMK said...

I'm thinking this would also be a great summer appetizer. Nice combination of flavors and presentation!

Zoe said...

How did you know that dill was my favorite herb?! I must make this biscuits and spread asap.

Miakoda said...

I've always wanted a simple delicious recipe for a rustic biscuit. This sounds really good :)

Gloria said...

Kevin, lovely biscuits and yummy!!And I love watercress!! xGloria

Cookin' Canuck said...

Another fantastic recipe! This kind of breakfast (or lunch - or dinner) is right up my alley. I wonder what the purpose of freezing the butter is.

oneshotbeyond said...

I'd eat them!

lisa said...

These look so pretty! The dill biscuits sound perfect for salmon too.

Nina's Recipes said...

Thank you Kevin ! The Buttermilk Biscuits are awesome!

teresa said...

What a delicious combo! I've never had anything like this, but it looks fabulous!

The Duo Dishes said...

A fresh biscuit is hard to resist. So hard!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, I'm loving those bisquits and the combo all together, what a great idea for a party! Gorgeous photo, really caught my eye!

HoneyB said...

This looks so good - I could eat this for breakfast!

Cooking with Michele said...

I love recipes like this that work multiple purpose - I could see having these for brunch as easily as offering them as an appetizer for a swanky party. Great pics on these too!

tastyeatsathome said...

These look so delicious! I love smoked salmon, and what a perfect combination!

eatme_delicious said...

I'm a sucker for biscuits! These look so perfect. Great idea to use them to make little sandwiches. =)

Peter said...

Those biscuits look good. What a great, classic combination of flavors. They must have tasted great.

smoked salmon said...

Wow! Looks awesome! I will definitely have to try this combo at home with some of my hot-smoked smoked salmon I have in my pantry.

Pinky said...

These look delectable! I love dill and think it is highly underused (at least in my area, perhaps other places are wise to it's joys). I think the benefit of freezing the butter is that it is harder to overwork it into the flour when it's super hard, which makes for a lighter biscuit. I do that for my pie crusts, and I find it is particularly helpful on really warm days. Then you don't have to be so overly cautious about the butter getting too mixed in.

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