Recipe by Marie
Saw Giada Delaurentis make these on the Food Network and they look wonderful. Although they are called biscuits, they are baked in muffin tins and topped with sugar and sliced almonds.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon sugar, as needed for sprinkling (or more)
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄3 cup thinly sliced almonds
Directions See How It's Made
- Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and preheat oven to 350°.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl to blend.
- Using an electric mixer, beat together 1 cup sugar, butter, and lemon zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the ricotta, then the egg, lemon juice, and almond extract.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended (the batter will be thick and fluffy).
- Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
- Sprinkle the almonds and then the remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar over the muffins.
- Bake until the muffins just become pale golden on top, about 20 minutes.
- Cool slightly and serve warm.