Baked Buttermilk Biscuit Wreath Dip is one of the easiest, creamiest, and cheesiest appetizer that you can make in less than 30-minutes.
Soft and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits with cheesy and creamy spinach dip in the center and all of that cheesy goodness topped with Mozzarella cheese make this spinach ring dip the best appetizer of the season.
One of the best appetizers that you can serve to the crowd. Spinach makes a great addition to any dip. It is healthy and adds that mild and sweetish touch to your dip.
The smart addition of spices such as Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, and just a touch of Cayenne pepper gives this dish a mildly spicy touch.
Now that New Year's around the corner, I've been working on quick and easy appetizers that y'all can make in minutes. And, when you think of appetizers, you generally look for something cheesy, something spicy, something so amazing that makes you want to grab another bite! right? Well, at least, when someone asks me about an appetizer, I would ask for something spicy, something light and cheesy, such as this Baked Biscuit wreath dip.
Just looking at this wreath dip you will feel like pulling it apart and grabbing one bite. At least I do!
When I think of this appetizer, I wish I had made this a few days ago and this would have been such a perfect wreath appetizer for Christmas. But, no worries. We can use this appetizer for our New Year's Eve party or Super Bowl party as well.
What You'd LOVE about this Appetizer recipe:
- Soft, Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits - Generally People make this with refrigerated biscuits. But, I didn't have that at home. So, I went the extra mile and made these soft Southern Buttermilk Biscuits all by myself at home. I didn't even have buttermilk at home. So, I even made buttermilk at home. And, later on, when I taste this I feel so happy going through all that extra mile.
- Cheesy Spinach Dip - Yeah I get it. Many people don't like Spinach. So, for those of you who hate spinach, you can replace that with freshly chopped Tomatoes and add freshly chopped Basil instead. You can also add cooked Italian Sausages. But, I just love Spinach. There is a myth that I would like to bust. Many people say that Spinach tastes bitter. Well, I am not gonna deny you completely. Yes, there is a slightly bitter taste associated with Spinach, but as that subsides you get a creamy and mildly sweet sort of taste. Spinach when paired with Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese gets so creamy and cheesy. Later on, when you bake this, all you have is pure cheesy goodness.
- Ease of Making - Well, I am not gonna exaggerate. Trust me, there is hardly anything that I had to do to make this recipe. There are some recipes that take hours to make. And to make this, all I had to do was make a dough, cut it out using a biscuit cutter, place it in the form of a wreath, and fill in the center with cheesy Spinach dip. It was hardly any work. Once you start making this, it is gonna look like a cakewalk to you.
What Can Possibly Go Wrong:
- Salty: Sometimes we tend to forget that Cheese has its own salt. Therefore, we should always make sure that we add salt in moderation. Though we are using unsalted butter we are adding Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella cheese. Both of them have salt in them. So, make sure you taste the dip before popping it into the oven. In case it has turned out too salty and you are thinking about throwing it away. Wait! You do not need to throw it out. Just add some lime juice. The acidity of lime juice will balance the excess saltiness in your Spinach Dip.
- Wet Dough: While adding buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Go Slow. Take your time to knead the dough. If you feel that it needs more buttermilk only add then. In case your biscuit dough has become too liquidy, you should add some more flour and balance out the moisture.
- Dry Dough: Sometimes people don't add enough buttermilk while making buttermilk biscuits. As a result, the dough becomes dry and the biscuits do not fluff up in the oven. So, while making the dough, make sure you use your best judgment and follow the recipe word by word to get the perfect dough.
- Cutting out Biscuits: While cutting out biscuits do not twist the biscuit cutter. Apparently what we thought was of no harm actually is. When we twist the biscuit cutter, we actually seal the sides. And, that is NOT how buttermilk biscuits should be. It should rise and be fluffy. So, do not twist the biscuit cutter while cutting out small biscuits from the dough.
- Do not roll the dough too thin: While baking buttermilk biscuits, you must not roll the dough too thin. I do not use a rolling pin at all. I just use my hands to flatten it out to about 3/4 inch thickness and then use a biscuit cutter to cut out small biscuits.
Essential Tips to Keep in Mind
- Brush the Biscuits with Buttermilk: Save just enough buttermilk to brush the top of your biscuits. This will help your biscuits get that light golden sheen and moreover, it helps the biscuits taste moist. If you want, you can also brush the top of the biscuits with egg wash. This will give them a gorgeous golden color, once they are baked!
- Add More Cheese on Top: To balance the taste of Spinach, add some more Mozzarella Cheese on the dip. This shall help it get that beautiful golden brown top.
- Broil for 2-minutes: In case, you don't see your spinach dip top turning lightly golden brown after 20-minutes of baking. Put the oven on broil mode and bake it for 1-2 minutes.
- Do not Keep Gap Between Biscuits: You aren't baking cookies. So, I won't ask you to keep a gap of 2-inches between each biscuit. You should keep them stuck to each other so that they bake into each other.
- Taste Before Baking: Before you pour the spinach dip into your baking tray make sure you taste it. Even if you have followed the recipe, word by word, please taste it and see for yourself. If you feel it has a balanced taste only then go ahead. In case you feel it lacks salt, add some salt. In case you feel it needs more spice then add some more garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
How to Make Baked Buttermilk Biscuit Wreath Dip?
- Just make a dough using flour, baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cold Butter cubes, and buttermilk. The dough should be soft but not too moist.
- Now flour the surface and flatten out the dough using your hands. Do not use a rolling pin. It should be about 3/4 inch thick.
- Cut out small biscuits using a biscuit cutter. Place them on a baking sheet in the form of a circle. Go around the circumference of the baking sheet.
- Make a spinach dip using freshly chopped spinach, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Freshly Cracked Black Pepper, Cream Cheese, Cayenne pepper, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Mix well and place this into the center of the wreath or ring that you just made.
- Add some more mozzarella cheese on top and brush the top of biscuits with leftover buttermilk. Bake this in a preheated oven at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Serve with some freshly chopped cilantro on top.
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Baked Buttermilk Biscuit Wreath Dip
Baked Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour more to roll the dough
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 Sticks Cold Unsalted Butter (cubed)
- ½ Cup Buttermilk more to brush on top
- 2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Freshly Chopped Spinach
- ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese More for topping
- ¼ Cup Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- Freshly Chopped Cilantro OPTIONAL - For Garnish
- Preheat Oven to 350F OR 180C and grease a circular baking tray or an Oven-Proof Skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Keep Aside.In a large mixing bowl combine All-Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cold Unsalted Butter cut into small cubes, and Buttermilk. Use a pastry blender to cut the cold butter cubes and mix them with your dough. Lastly, use your hands to combine everything together and make a soft and pliable dough.
- Flour the surface and place the dough on the surface. Do not use a rolling pin. Flatten the dough with your hands so that it is about 3/4 inches thick on the edges. Use a circular biscuit cutter to cut out small biscuits. Place them on a baking sheet greased with non-stick cooking spray. Place them in the form of a circle. Do not keep a ½gap between them. Keep them stuck to each other.
- In a bowl take some freshly chopped spinach. Into that add Cream Cheese, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Freshly Cracked Black pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Mix well until combined.
- Pour the dip in the center of the wreath/ring. Sprinkle Some more shredded Mozzarella cheese on the dip. Brush buttermilk on the biscuits and bake it in a preheated oven at 350F for 20-minutes.After 20-minutes if the top is not browned then put it on broil for an additional 2-minutes.All ovens work differently, so check at the 15-minute mark and then again at the 18-minute mark. Garnish with Freshly Chopped Cilantro and Serve Hot.
- To Make Homemade Buttermilk - Just mix 1/2 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of White Vinegar or Lime Juice. Stir lightly and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and then you have your homemade buttermilk ready.