Tuesday, August 7, 2012

By Request: Cottage Cheese & Raisin Tea Biscuit Recipe

A few people (either through my blog or Facebook page) have indicated an interest in the recipe for the cottage cheese and raisin biscuits featured in my last post, "Put On Another Pot of Tea".

The recipe is based on one found in a great little book called "Muffins and More". This volume is part of the Canadian series entitled "Company's Coming". Look here to see the cover. You might consider picking up a copy if it isn't already in your collection; there are plenty of tasty things between its covers.

 Cottage Cheese (and Raisin) Biscuits

2 cups of all purpose flour 
4 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
I egg, beaten
1 cup of cottage cheese (mine was 1%)
2 tbsp cooking oil (really, that is all; I used canola oil)
1/4 cup of milk (mine was 2%)
2/3 cup of raisins (I guessed at what to put in; use more or less, as you desire. Why not live dangerously and use dried cranberries or chopped up dried apricots -potential "yumminess" there- or ...)

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, then make a well in the centre.

In a second bowl, beat the egg, add the cottage cheese and beat a little more.
Stir in the oil and milk.
Pour wet ingredients into the well and stir, forming a soft dough.
Put on a floured board and knead about 10 times.
(If the dough seems a bit wet, just add a little more flour.)

Pat out to about 3/4 inch thickness (2 cm) and cut out biscuits with a floured juice glass, cookie cutter, whatever you have.
Put on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes.
(I  squished mine into a pan so that the biscuits touched each other; 
either way works.)

Makes 12-14 biscuits.

That's it, quick and easy. Enjoy.

I hope you'll let me know if you give this recipe a whirl.

Update: I've been invited to share this recipe with Bernideen's Tea Time "Open House".


  1. These look so pretty and delicious! I would eat the whole plateful!

  2. Those biscuits look so yummy! Thank You for the recipe!!!


  3. Thanks for the recipe. They look so delicious, I'll like to try it out.

  4. Sehr appetitlich, macht Lust auf eine Probe...

    Lieben Gruß

  5. I copied down the recipe.They look delicious!

  6. I copied it down. Looks like what my Mom used to make.Yummier! I will make it when the heat wave goes.

    Thanks for sharing .

  7. These look wonderful, and I will def try them!
    I came over after reading your comment on 2 Birdies and a B, sweet Barbara's blog!

  8. Yummy! I will have to send my sister onto your blog as she loves to bake..me, I just love to eat! These look soooo good!

  9. Thanks for posting this, as soon as I can bear the heat I am in the kitchen.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  10. Sounds great! I use a juice glass also as a cutter! Enjoy! Come on over tomorrow for Foodie Friends linky party!

  11. Hmm, I've never seen scones made with cottage cheese so will have to try your recipe Karen.

  12. Love Company Coming cookbooks but I don't have the Muffins and More and this recipe sounds wonderful. Would love for you to share it on our Linky Party that starts in a little less then an hour. Here is the link... http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com/2012/08/foodie-friends-friday-linky-party-6.html

  13. Yum! These look delicious. I bet they would be wonderful with dried apricots, like you suggested.

  14. Would love to have you come link to "Open House" today!

  15. Hi Karen,

    They sound delicious.
    I would love to give them a try
    when I get time.

    I am sorry that I have not been around for the last week or so
    but I have my Mum staying with me at the moment and feel guilty
    if I don't give her my time and so haven't been on the computer much.

    Hope all is well with you.

    I will have so much catching up to do
    when Mum goes home that it will take me until Christmas
    to get through all the posts I have missed!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Take care

    x Fiona

    ps hope your Photo Friday on FB is going well
    I won't be able to join in this week
    but fingers crossed I will be back with you soon!


  16. These sound so tasty!
    Printing off the recipe to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Smiles :)

  17. Thanks for the recipe. Will give this a try.

  18. This looks delicious. You have some beautiful photos on your blog!



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