Thank you so much Shannon for guest posting for me today while I am out on vacation!
Howdy Love Joy & Glitter readers! I am Shannon from Bohemian Junktion, and I am so excited to be here. I love things with a soul.
Things with a soul is food, salvage, things you inherit, and vacations. All those things that bring back memories. All those things that you make you stop and say “remember when”. For me many things bring back memories, so I thought I’d share them with my readers. You can keep up by following me on facebook, twitter, intstagram, and pinterest.
You are going to LOVE these biscuits! They are so delicious so I had to share them with you. This was a biscuit recipe I found in some old recipes I had collected from about 15 years ago. I did tweak it a little to make these AMAZING biscuits. What makes them even more delicious is that they are topped with a tasty glaze that keeps them moist and balances out the flavors.
They are more of a sweet biscuit for dessert or a brunch, rather than a biscuit and gravy type. How do I know this? Because last night I repeated something I’ve done before. I had the biscuits baking in the oven, and then realized I forgot to add in the blueberries! I mean really can I get any dumber……they are BLUEBERRY Biscuits. So we had a batch of just biscuits (which are great with honey), and then a batch of blueberry biscuits.
Let me just jump in and tell you how you can make some of these great tasting biscuits. The easy part is that the recipe doesn’t call for anything odd. It’s just pantry and fridge staples you should have on hand.
Here are the ingredients you will need.
2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour (depending on temperature and humidity)
1 cup milk (cold) (you can use any kind, I used skim milk because that’s what I had)
1/3 cup of sugar
5 Tablespoons of butter (cold or frozen)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 oz blueberries (I’ve only used fresh berries)
1 cup powder sugar
1/8 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice
First preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Mix the salt, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. I just use my mixer, but you can do this by hand. Add the cold milk into these dry ingredients. Mix and the dough will begin to form. Once the dough is mixed, take each tablespoon of butter and cut it into chunks. Place the butter chunks on the dough. Yes, there is LOTS of butter, we aren’t talking healthy here. This butter cancels out any good I did by using skim milk. Oh well. Here is what it looks like.
Now turn this dough onto a floured surface, fold and knead dough until the butter is spread throughout. It will look something like this.
Now add in your blueberries and fold the dough to incorporate them. Just do this step easily so you don’t squish the berries. Roll the dough to approximately 1/2 inch thick, and cut biscuits. You can use a biscuit cutter, or be like me and use a glass. This will only yield 6-8 large biscuits.
Put the biscuits on a greased baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 7-12 minutes. Once they are done, brush each biscuit with melted butter.
While the biscuits are cooling mix all the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. When the biscuits are cooled top them with the glaze.
Don’t they look delicious! Couldn’t you just dig in! Go ahead and click on this picture so you get a larger view of the deliciousness.
So now that your mouth is watering, get yourself to the store and pick up some blueberries. Because you know you want to make some for dessert. I hope you make these and impress your family and friends with you fantastic baking skills. They look harder to make than what they really are. So through some flour on your face, pop out of the kitchen with these in your hands, and make others think you have been cooking all day.
Since this is our first time meeting, I would like to leave you with my 3 most popular posts. Click on the photo so you can read all about them. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule today to spend it with me. I feel so lucky!