Blueberry Biscuits

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I love berries!  It is so wonderful when they are in abundance and fresh and local.  Last year, I came up with this blueberry biscuit recipe and wanted to share it with you all again.  These biscuits are not too sweet and packed with juicy blueberries.  I am not a big fan of overly sweet blueberry biscuits, as I like the berries to take center stage and shine.  Speaking of stages, my little girl is dancing in her recital this weekend.  I am so excited, and I may be more excited than she is 😀  I was almost brought to tears during the rehearsal…what a wonderful experience!  Isn’t it wonderful to watch your little ones perform?  I am so proud of her!  She loves these biscuits and I am going to make them for her the morning of her recital.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!  It really is a perfect late spring or summer breakfast!

I am excited to bring this recipe to Fiesta Friday #122!  The lovely co-hosts this week are: Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Aruna @ Aharam

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.

    Try these other yummy berry recipes:

    Blackberry Pie

    Blackberry Honey Lemon Pie

    Strawberry Pancakes with Orange Honey

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    Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Raspberry Syrup

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    60 Responses to“Blueberry Biscuits”

    1. 06/02/2016 at 9:08 am #

      Love blueberries on and in anything

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:44 am #

        I am the same way Joseph 😀 They are delicious!

    2. 06/02/2016 at 9:31 am #

      YUMM I love these pictures Antonia! These look so good!

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:46 am #

        Thank you Lynn!

        • 06/02/2016 at 10:54 am #

          These look so yummy I really want to try them!

        • Zoale.com
          06/02/2016 at 10:55 am #

          They are really good Lynn and not very sweet. I hope you get a chance to try them out. I would love to hear if you do 😀

        • 06/02/2016 at 11:09 am #

          I would love to make them this weekend!

        • Zoale.com
          06/02/2016 at 1:15 pm #

          Awesome 😀

    3. 06/02/2016 at 9:58 am #

      Blueberries are just now starting to appear on sale in the grocery store and I’ve been buying a bunch of them! I love your tip for drizzling a little glaze over the top 🙂 I hope your daughter’s dance recital goes well this weekend! I was in dance all while growing up and recital time was always my favorite!!

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 10:06 am #

        Thank you Heather 😀 I am so happy for blueberry season to be here…yay! Thank you, I am very excited! She is counting down the days and loves being on stage 😀

    4. 06/02/2016 at 10:10 am #

      that’s such a wonderful treat! We have a really short season of blueberries over here, once they are out I will definitely try these lovelies!

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 10:31 am #

        Thank you Eugenia! I hope you enjoy them! I would love to hear if you do 😀

    5. 06/02/2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Oh my Antonia your biscuits are wonderful love that you added the blueberries, I’m with you love berries!!

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 1:16 pm #

        Thank you so much Suzanne!

    6. 06/02/2016 at 1:30 pm #

      They look amazing, Antonia!!
      Antonia, I needed some info about migrating the site to a self hosted one, Can you give me your email address so I can get in touch with you, or please mail me at aromaticessence77@gmail.com

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 1:56 pm #

        Thanks Freda! Absolutely, I’ll email you 🙂

    7. 06/02/2016 at 1:38 pm #

      These look super delicious! I love that you managed to put so many blueberries in! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 1:59 pm #

        Thank you Ronit! The more the better, that’s for sure 😉

    8. 06/02/2016 at 3:57 pm #

      Blueberries are a lovely berry, and can be used in so many recipes. This one looks very easy to make and the end result looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it, Antonia. 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:27 pm #

        Thanks Millie! It is very easy to make and the blueberries are so yummy in the biscuits. They really are an amazing berry and so healthy too.

    9. 06/02/2016 at 4:11 pm #

      You sweet post is berry good.

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:30 pm #

        Haha, I love your play on words 😀 Thank you Ruth!

    10. 06/02/2016 at 6:36 pm #

      I love the fruit this time of the year and the more the better! We watched a young 5 year old grand daughter stumble as a poppy in The Wizard of Oz to winning awards until she graduated from high school. You have so many years to look forward to and enjoy 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:33 pm #

        I do too Judi. Such juicy and delicious fruits! That’s awesome…I am looking forward to it 😀

    11. 06/02/2016 at 9:10 pm #

      I can eat a gallon of blueberries in one sitting, so these look fabulous 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 9:35 pm #

        I can too, they are so amazing! Thank you Diana 😀

    12. 06/02/2016 at 10:13 pm #

      Enjoy the recital, proud mama!

      • Zoale.com
        06/02/2016 at 10:35 pm #

        Thank you, I am super excited 😀

    13. 06/04/2016 at 1:22 am #

      So many proud moments with little ones, but some are more special than others! What a lovely breakfast for what I’m sure was a lovely day! Happy FF!!

      Mollie

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:24 pm #

        Thank you so much Mollie! There really are and it was wonderful watching her dance! I hope you had a great weekend 😀

    14. 06/04/2016 at 7:37 am #

      Oh wow. These look so great, love the pops of blueberry in there 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:25 pm #

        Thanks Petra! I hope you have a great week!

    15. 06/04/2016 at 1:36 pm #

      These biscuits look delicious. Thank you for bringing these to the party at Fiesta Friday!

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:26 pm #

        Thank you so much Aruna! Have a great week 😀

    16. 06/05/2016 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks for sharing this at the fiesta. They look delicious.

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:27 pm #

        Thank you Ahila 😀 Have a wonderful week!

    17. kushigalu
      06/05/2016 at 3:44 pm #

      These biscuits looks so beautiful and delicious dear!

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:28 pm #

        Thanks so much Kushi! Have a happy week 😀

    18. 06/06/2016 at 8:16 am #

      Blueberries are delicious and look so pretty in your biscuits!

      • Zoale.com
        06/06/2016 at 10:28 pm #

        Thank you Julie! I hope you have a great week!

    19. 06/08/2016 at 4:35 am #

      Blueberry biscuits…I love this idea ! I must try this recipe ! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        06/08/2016 at 6:47 pm #

        Thanks Anita! I hope you enjoy them 😀

        • 06/09/2016 at 5:16 am #

          I will make them tonight…will let you know the result 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          06/09/2016 at 7:38 am #

          Awesome, I can’t wait to hear what you think 😀

    20. 06/08/2016 at 2:42 pm #

      These look great, and I like your technique for working the blueberries into the dough. The last time I made scones with fresh blueberries, the dough turned purple even though I was being so careful not to overmix. I’ll have to try your method!

      • Zoale.com
        06/08/2016 at 6:51 pm #

        Thanks Mara! You end up squashing a few, but most of them stay intact. I hope it works out for you 😀

    21. 06/09/2016 at 3:54 am #

      Yum! I love blueberries.

      • Zoale.com
        06/09/2016 at 7:37 am #

        Thank you Krystina 😀

        • 06/10/2016 at 3:31 pm #

          You’re welcome dear!

        • Zoale.com
          06/10/2016 at 5:52 pm #

          😀

    22. 06/09/2016 at 8:34 pm #

      Mmm…Antonia! I love blueberries and biscuits even more! Together they’re heavenly! YUM!

      • Zoale.com
        06/09/2016 at 9:55 pm #

        Thank you so much Angie! They are hard to resist 😀

    23. 07/04/2016 at 4:12 am #

      I will make them using fresh red currant from our graden! These look utterly delicious too! xxx

      • Zoale.com
        07/06/2016 at 9:51 pm #

        That sounds yummy Sophie! Thank you 😀 I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

    24. 09/17/2016 at 12:37 pm #

      Awesome. Just love berries

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