These Sweet Blueberry Biscuits are always a huge hit! A real treat for all blueberry lovers out there. Decadent, super easy to make, and filled with bursting blueberries!
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter – Very Cold
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 c. fresh blueberries (could use frozen)
3/4 c. buttermilk
4 tablespoons salted butter – melted
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 c. Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
1 tsp of Lemon Zest (optional)
How to make Sweet Blueberry Biscuits
Step 1: Into small chunks, cut the butter, and keep them in the freezer.
Step 2: Using butter, grease a cast-iron skillet or baking sheet. Prepare the oven and preheat it to 475 degrees F.
Step 3: For the glaze, place the glaze ingredients in a bowl. Mix well until blended and set aside.
Step 4: Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the chilled butter using a fork, pastry cutter, or hands until it is about pea-size.
Step 5: To the flour mixture, gradually add the buttermilk until the dough separates from the sides of the bowl. Mix well until just combined. Onto a floured work surface, transfer the dough.
Step 6: Sprinkle the dough with the flour and roll/press to about half an inch thickness using your hands or a rolling pin.
Step 7: Over the dough, place the blueberries. Fold the dough over onto itself, pushing it down, folding again, pushing it down again, and folding the dough the third time before flattening it out to about 1-inch thickness.
Step 8: Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut the dough into biscuits. For this, I used 2-inch or 2 1/2 biscuit cutter.
Step 9: Into the prepared cast-iron skillet, place the biscuits. Make sure they are not touching each other. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the biscuits out of the oven for around 6 to 8 minutes of baking and brush the tops and any exposed sides of each biscuit with the melted salted butter. Return to the oven and resume baking until the tops of the biscuits are turning light brown and the blueberries burst.
Step 10: Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan.
Step 11: Before serving, drizzle or pour the glaze on top of the biscuits. Enjoy!
Keep the butter in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to make sure that they are very cold.
To make a plain glaze, whisk 1 c powdered sugar. 3 tbsp milk, and half tsp vanilla until well combined.
You can keep any leftover biscuits in an airtight container.