Blueberry Lemon Biscuits
I love baking for my family on the weekends – especially on Sunday. I can usually count on a decent morning nap from our little lady, and I always take advantage of the quiet time. This morning, my in laws are coming over, and I wanted to offer them something sweet when they arrive. Blueberry lemon biscuits made the menu…because they’re delicious but mostly because I had all of the ingredients already stocked in the kitchen.
Ingredients for 9 small biscuits:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar (or more if your berries are especially tart)
4 tbsp cold salted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk (or whole milk + vinegar to make your own)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup blueberries
2 tbsp raw sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Grease a cookie sheet and set aside (I’ve been loving this Carrington Farm’s coconut oil cooking spray for high temperature baking)
- Mix to combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
- Cube the cold butter and cut into the flour mixture using a fork, a pastry blender, or your clean hands, until well combined
- Add wet ingredients and stir until dough is formed, then fold in blueberries (you should be gentle so as not to crush all of the berries, but a little bit of force is necessary to adequately combine)
- With an ice cream scoop, or a large spoon, shape into rounds and place on a greased cookie sheet
- Top with raw sugar and bake 10-15 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the biscuits are cooked through
I love the look of fruit bursting out of fresh baked goods – and luckily these baking sheets do not stain at all! The lipped edge which makes holding and removing from the oven so easy. I don’t always want to use a rimmed baking sheet but I don’t care for the sheets without any raised edges. If you’re in the market, I highly suggest the AirBake line from T-Fal!
I served mine with fresh butter and individual fruit preserves. These biscuits are also gorgeous when simply served in a basket.
Have you ever made lemon blueberry biscuits? What’s your go-to fruit in baking? There are so many options…and really most anything will do. I love blackberries and they would work perfectly here. For an even more decadent treat, white chocolate chips would round out cranberries or raspberries very nicely.