With fall-like weather in the month of June the only thing to take away the chill in the home is to bake. I had bought some fresh blueberries and strawberries at the market a few days ago with the idea of making a cold berry drink or be part of a fruit salad … but with temperatures in New England hovering around 50 degrees the thought of eating them cold lost it’s appeal. So baking was the perfect solution!!
I have wanted to experiment with making some berry biscuits, and the sound of blueberry biscuits with a lemon glaze was perfect. I got all my ingredients ready and realized I couldn’t find my 3 inch biscuit cutter…so I used a large drinking glass instead and it worked really well in a pinch. Just make sure to dip the glass onto flour before using it to cut the dough…that way the glass won’t stick to the dough.
All I can say is the recipe came out wonderful. The biscuit is not too sweet and it was perfect with a nice pot of Gorreana Green Tea. I hope you agree and enjoy it as much as I have… I’m on my second biscuit!!
Oh No… this could be dangerous!!
3/4 cups of berries * you can substitute with berry of choice
4 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
8 tablespoons of very cold butter, cut into little squares
3/4 cups of milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 cups of powdered sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of milk
Preheat oven at 450 F
Cover 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and leave to the side
Whisk together the milk and eggs and leave to the side
In a large bowl, combine the flour with baking powder and sugar. Then add the butter squares and using your fingertips rub the butter into the mixture until it resembles a course crumble. Then form a well with the mixture and pour in the egg mixture. Using a wooden spoon, slowly mix everything together and last add the berries. Now using your hands to mix the berries into the dough.
Next lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out of the bowl. Either using a rolling pin or pat down the dough using your hands until the dough is about 1 inch in thickness. Use a biscuit cutter or a large drinking glass (* see my note above) and cut out the biscuits and place on lined baking sheets. Keep repeating the process until you have used up all the dough.
Brush each biscuit with a milk wash and sprinkle some sugar on top.
Place in preheated oven and bake until golden color for 10-12 minutes +/- depending on oven.
While the biscuits are in the oven mix together the lemon glaze and you can always adjust the consistency by adding more powdered sugar if you want a thicker glaze or add more milk for a thinner consistency.
Wait until the biscuits have cooled down a bit before glazing them.