I love pesto, mainly because I love basil. Pesto its like an explosion of basil flavor so I just knew adding it to the biscuits would make them a perfect complement to an Italian dinner. I decided I should add a little ricotta cheese to them too. Since my biscuits are so fluffy yet rich and delicious with the thick creamy ingredient-buttermilk (aka pure baking gold), I figured the addition of ricotta cheese would make these babies just as flavorful-Italian dinner style. It worked big time. These biscuits are fluffy yet melt in your mouth with flavor. I definitely impressed the hubby with this one.
This recipe yeilds 16 of these little drop biscuit babies. The batter looked a little green, but the end result, even less green, which is good because I am certain bright green biscuits would be zero appetizing to my picky husband.
I guess ricotta cheese is not know for being the healthiest thing in the world so I tried to balance it out by adding a bit of whole wheat flour, using smart balance butter, and almond milk. I know, it doesn’t work that way, but every little bit helps right? 😉
One of my favorite stores is World Market. When Scott and I are bored and looking to get out of the house, World Market , is a place we both agree to go look around in. It has some fun neat stuff such as soap that smells really really good, cool decorations, and of course my favorite- unique interesting foods from different parts of the world. I found some delicious looking basil pesto this week-end and so I put it to the test.
Of course, I started with a lovely line up of fresh veggies. How could anything go wrong. It makes me happy to coat vegetables with the deliciousness of pesto so that my hubby will eat it.
After taking our pup to the dog park, Kindo spent the afternoon snoozing on the couch, Scott spent the afternoon gaming, and I happily spent the afternoon dreaming and cooking up a couple pesto recipes. I love pesto; it is rich and creamy from the olive oil and bursting with the flavor of green ground spices. It is not spicy, just flavorful, so I added it to some biscuits made moist by ricotta cheese and some easy to make vegetable pasta.