Sweet Blueberry Biscuits: A Burst of Berry Bliss
When you think of biscuits, you might envision flaky, buttery treats served with savory dishes. But what if we told you that biscuits could be transformed into a delightful, sweet dessert? Enter Sweet Blueberry Biscuits – a mouthwatering twist on a Southern classic. These biscuits are soft, tender, and bursting with the vibrant flavors of juicy blueberries. Here’s how to whip up this delectable treat.
For the Biscuits:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat and Prep:
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cut in Butter:
- Add the cubed cold butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to work the butter into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
4. Add Blueberries:
- Gently fold in the fresh blueberries. Be careful not to crush them; you want to keep those juicy pockets of blueberry goodness intact.
5. Add Wet Ingredients:
- Pour in the milk and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined. Don’t overmix; the dough should be slightly sticky.
6. Shape and Cut:
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Pat it into a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
- Use a biscuit cutter or a round glass to cut out biscuits. Dip the cutter or glass in flour between cuts to prevent sticking.
- Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
8. Make the Glaze:
- While the biscuits are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
9. Glaze and Serve:
- Once the biscuits are out of the oven and still warm, drizzle the glaze generously over the top.
- For extra flakiness, handle the dough as little as possible. Overworking the dough can result in tougher biscuits.
- You can use frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren’t in season. Just be aware that your dough may turn slightly purple as the blueberries thaw.
- These sweet blueberry biscuits are delightful on their own, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes them to the next level.
- Feel free to get creative with the glaze. You can add a hint of lemon or orange zest for a citrusy twist, or a touch of almond extract for a nutty flavor.
For a Southern-inspired brunch, serve these sweet blueberry biscuits with a side of crispy bacon and a tall glass of iced sweet tea. The contrast of flavors is a true Southern delight.
Enjoy the heavenly combination of flaky biscuit layers and juicy blueberries in every bite of these sweet blueberry biscuits. Whether for breakfast, dessert, or an anytime treat, they’re a berry-licious addition to your recipe collection.