Tuesdays with Dorie: Cottage Cheese Biscuits from Baking with Dorie

Cottage Cheese Biscuits from Baking with Dorie on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie and I didn’t realise what it was until I opened the book.  For Australians, “biscuits” means what North Americans call “cookies” so I really wasn’t expecting to make what I call a “scone” this week.

Technically a biscuit and a scone are not the same thing though: Bon Appétit claims they are not the same and Food 52 claims that one of the differences between biscuits and scones is that “biscuits are cut with a “biscuit cutter” (round), while the scones are cut into a “classic wedge shape” (triangle) or into sticks.” (what?). They concede that “scones can also be cut into circles or even squares.” Our scones growing up in Australia were ALWAYS round, sometimes square… never sticks or triangles. Perhaps today that has changed but Nana’s scones were always round. Scones contain eggs – sometimes? the BBC Good Food recipe does not and in Dorie’s “How to” she claims biscuits “usually” contain an egg)… This post could be a whole investigation….


Fortunately, no confusion in this recipe – SO EASY to make producing lovely high rise and fluffy interiors (yes, like I remember scones look like!).

Cottage Cheese Biscuits from Baking with Dorie on a baking tray, split in half.

Dorie’s recipe calls for cottage cheese which is supposed to give these biscuits a bit of tang so I had these in mind for a quick lunch last weekend. Doris suggests open-faces sandwiches with eggs and bacon – I made scrambled egg sandwiches for lunch and they were perfect! I halved the recipe to make 4 “biscuits”.

Dorie Greenspan Cottage Cheese Biscuits topped with scrambled egg.m

These were delicious – especially because I wasn’t expecting anything so lovely with so few ingredients and such little prep!

Dorie Greenspan Cottage Cheese Biscuits made into scrambled egg sandwiches.

Get the recipe for Cottage Cheese Biscuits on p 46  of Baking with Dorie. There is also a version of them here.

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11 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Cottage Cheese Biscuits from Baking with Dorie”

  1. Your egg sandwiches look delicious! I’ll definitely have to make mine into sandwiches next time. Love the idea of squares, no waste, or extra fiddling with the dough.

  2. Your post made me chuckle…it is so confusing. To me a scone is always a triangle and much sweeter than a biscuit which is round…and not a cookie haha. These were good and I look forward to having one as an egg sandwich! Yours looks yummy!

  3. It looks like mine could have used a few more minutes in the oven. These were lovely weren’t they? I think there needs to be an investigation into the differences you posed! 🙂

  4. those egg sandwiches look amazing– you are a “biscuit” pro– i’d think you were a southerner! haha. and making them square is the way to go…forget the round cutter and re-rolling junk.


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