Home Made Blueberry Biscuits

Blueberry Biscuits

Ingredients

2 cups of self-rising flour
5 tablespoons of frozen butter, plus 3 tablespoons melted for brushing
4 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of fresh blueberries
3/4 – 1 cup of whole milk (adjust based on desired consistency)
For the Vanilla Glaze:

Confectioners’ sugar (quantity as desired)
Milk (start with a tablespoon and adjust for consistency)
A splash of vanilla extract

Instructions

Prepare the Dough: Start by placing the self-rising flour in a large mixing bowl. This flour already has the necessary baking powder and salt mixed in, which simplifies the baking process.
To the flour, add the sugar. Whisk them together ensuring they’re well combined.
Grate the frozen butter into the flour-sugar mixture using a cheese grater.
Using your hands, combine the butter into the flour by pinching it through. Work quickly, so the warmth of your hands doesn’t melt the butter.
Gradually add the milk, starting with 3/4 cup. Mix lightly after each addition. Only add more if needed. Aim for a slightly wetter dough, as this will help when folding in the blueberries.
Gently fold the blueberries into your biscuit dough.
Shape the Biscuits: Flour your countertop generously. Turn your dough out onto the floured surface. With a light touch, fold and press the dough to create layers. Remember, don’t overwork the dough, or your biscuits may turn out tough.
Roll the dough out until it’s about an inch thick. Using a floured biscuit cutter, press straight down to cut your biscuits. Avoid twisting the cutter for best results.
Bake: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Place the biscuits on a baking sheet, making sure they touch each other (this helps to keep the sides soft). Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, or until they’re golden brown on top. Watch them closely to avoid overbaking.
As soon as they’re out of the oven, brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter for a golden sheen.
Prepare the Vanilla Glaze: In a bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar with a splash of vanilla extract. Slowly add milk, mixing continuously until you reach a smooth, pourable consistency.
Once the biscuits have cooled slightly, drizzle them generously with the vanilla glaze.
Serve and Enjoy: Enjoy your homemade blueberry biscuits warm! They’re perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Tips and Variations:
Use Frozen Blueberries: If fresh blueberries aren’t available, you can opt for frozen ones. Make sure to fold them into the dough while they’re still frozen to prevent a mushy texture.
Lemon Twist: Elevate the flavor of your vanilla glaze by adding a little lemon zest or a few drops of lemon juice for a citrusy twist.
Buttermilk Substitute: For richer, tangier biscuits, you can replace whole milk with buttermilk.
Storing: Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also refrigerate them for up to a week. Warm them in the oven or microwave before serving.
Serve With: These biscuits pair wonderfully with a dollop of cream or a smear of butter. They’re also the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea.
Final Thoughts:
Baking can sometimes be intimidating, especially when precision is key. However, with this straightforward recipe, even beginners can whip up delicious blueberry biscuits with ease. So, the next time you’re craving something sweet for breakfast, or want to impress at a brunch gathering, give these biscuits a try. They’re bound to become a favorite in your household!

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