Blueberry Lemon Biscuits

lemon blueberry biscuits || the domesticated wolf

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.

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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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside (I’ve been loving this Carrington Farm’s coconut oil cooking spray for high temperature baking)
  3. Mix to combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
  4. Cube the cold butter and cut into the flour mixture using a fork, a pastry blender, or your clean hands, until well combined
  5. 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)
  6. With an ice cream scoop, or a large spoon, shape into rounds and place on a greased cookie sheet
  7. Top with raw sugar and bake 10-15 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the biscuits are cooked through

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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!

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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.

– MW.