Blueberry Biscuits

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Recently my mother-in-law took my little ones blueberry picking. She brought back happy kids and a big bowl of delicious and fresh blueberries. I just had to make something with them, but what? I thought of the ordinary things like pies, cobblers, and cakes, but I wanted to make something that wasn’t overly sweet.  I decided to make blueberry biscuits.  My experience with blueberry biscuits has always been very sweet dessert-like biscuits. Even though they taste good, they don’t let the star of the show provide the sweetness. I decided to make a biscuit that would pay homage to the freshly picked beauties, but still maintain its savory biscuit taste. I used my plain biscuit recipe, added a little extra sugar, and of course blueberries.  The biscuits are delicious, fluffy, not too sweet, and full of sweet and juicy blueberries. You just can’t get better than that for a summer breakfast. I hope you all enjoy this recipe and make these biscuits a part of your summer breakfast spread!  The recipe and instructions are below 🙂

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Blueberry Biscuits

Yields 20 biscuits approx

Blueberry Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (plus 1/2 tbsp. for brushing on biscuits)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a pan and set aside.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together, and then add the sugar and salt, and whisk together well.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. ‘Cut’ the butter into the flour ( I use a pastry blender and manually perform this step), until the butter is well incorporated, and only little pieces are seen within the flour mixture.
  • Add the milk, and give it a few quick stirs until the milk is incorporated (It is important not to over mix).
  • Drop the dough onto a well floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top to ensure that all wet and sticky areas are covered. Lightly and consistently flatten the dough, sprinkling flour on any sticky areas. Flatten out to about half your desired thickness.
  • Evenly place the blueberries over the dough. Gently roll the dough towards you, and fold sides in as your roll (use flour for any sticky areas as you do this), until you have an elongated dough ball. Gently flatten out to your desired thickness (approx 1/2 in.). If there are any areas where a blueberry is completely exposed, place a little dough on top. During the flattening process, you may squash a couple of berries and that is OK. Just try to keep most of them intact.
  • Using a biscuit cutter, cut the biscuits, place on the pan and in the oven. Set the timer for 12 minutes and then melt the remaining butter. When they are about 3 minutes away from being done, remove the biscuits from the oven and pause the timer. Quickly and lightly brush the biscuits with the melted butter. Place back in the oven for the remaining 3 minutes. At this point, they should be done and lightly browned on top and bottom. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    #1 If you want them a little sweeter, make a quick milk glaze out of milk and powdered sugar and drizzle on top of the hot biscuits.

    #2 Cut leftovers in half the next day and toast under the broiler. Drizzle honey or molasses over them. Yum!

    #3 Freeze leftover biscuits and simply defrost and warm when ready to eat. If stored well, they should keep for a couple of months.

     

     

    21 Responses to“Blueberry Biscuits”

    1. David McCreary
      07/16/2015 at 10:13 am #

      Looks yummy! Will have to try this recipe soon. Thanks!

      • Zoale.com
        07/16/2015 at 10:31 am #

        Thanks Dave! I hope you all enjoy them 🙂

    2. 07/16/2015 at 10:23 am #

      Lovely idea on how to use freshly picked blueberries! I like your photos too of the step by step and of course , the final result!!
      P.S.: hooray for Instagram, by the way:))!!!
      Happy Thursday!
      *Lia

      • Zoale.com
        07/16/2015 at 10:36 am #

        Thanks so much Lia! They were really delicious and I just adore blueberries. Thanks for the push to get on Instagram….I just need to figure it out now 🙂
        By the way, for some reason my comments on other sites are going to the Spam folder. I made a comment on your site recently and I think that might have happened. Can you check your spam folder when you get a chance? Thanks and have a great weekend!

        • 07/16/2015 at 11:01 am #

          Hmm I’m sorry to hear about your emails going to spam… I checked mine and didn’t find anything but it could’ve already been deleted automatically … No worries, I appreciate the thought! Sorry I didn’t get it though . I’m so glad to see you on Instagram! It’s kind of addicting at first, liking all the yummy food pics ! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations there too!! P.S. You can put the URL to your blog website in your profile so people can directly click into it from Instagram (if you want)…
          Take care and happy cooking!!!

        • Zoale.com
          07/16/2015 at 11:12 am #

          Thanks for checking Lia 🙂 Hopefully the issue will resolve itself soon. I’m looking forward to checking it out. Thank you for the tip…I didn’t know that. I loved your recent story and can’t wait to see if the spider comes back…if there will be another installment 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          07/16/2015 at 11:17 am #

          That was the comment I left on your site which disappeared. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the story.

        • 07/16/2015 at 11:20 am #

          Thanks so much! In fact, I’m currently writing the finale to the story 🙂 Stay tuned to see if she will return:) Thanks for all your support!

        • Zoale.com
          07/16/2015 at 11:49 am #

          Looking forward to it!

        • 07/16/2015 at 11:04 am #

          Oops sorry!! I just saw that your blog website link was there in the profile ! My apologies 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          07/16/2015 at 11:13 am #

          oh it is….thanks! I was just going to check it out.

    3. 07/16/2015 at 1:37 pm #

      Your blueberry biscuits look stunning, Antonia. I’m sure they are delicious. Bookmarking this for Her Majesty! Thank you!

      • Zoale.com
        07/16/2015 at 3:43 pm #

        Thank you Francesca 🙂 They are really delicious and you should like them because they are not very sweet. I hope Her Majesty likes them!

    4. 07/18/2015 at 10:29 pm #

      Delish! Am going through a blueberry moment so will def try these.

      • Zoale.com
        07/19/2015 at 10:15 am #

        Thank you! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

    5. 08/01/2015 at 12:25 am #

      I love blueberries but here in India we dont get fresh blueberries ….I always buy only canned ones..These biscuits look delicious…

      • Zoale.com
        08/01/2015 at 8:07 am #

        Thank you Swapna! We have them in abundance here, but only for a short while. I use frozen quite a bit the rest of the year.

    6. 09/21/2015 at 4:29 pm #

      I don’t know how I missed this post.. I will definitely try this.. Looks yum

      • Zoale.com
        09/21/2015 at 9:09 pm #

        I hope you enjoy them Vidya! They are really delicious and not too sweet.

    7. 03/08/2016 at 9:31 pm #

      We are just enjoying the fruits of your labor as I type this. Thank you for an easy and delicious recipe. Definitely a keeper 😊

      • Zoale.com
        03/08/2016 at 9:44 pm #

        That is so awesome Kelly! It is always wonderful to hear when someone uses one of my recipes. I am so glad you all liked the biscuits and thank you so much for taking the time to let me know 🙂

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