Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are a delicacy at my house.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Combine egg and buttermilk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
- Stir in blueberries.
- Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface, and knead 4 or 5 times.
- Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
- Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Combine butter and remaining ingredients, stirring well; brush on warm biscuits.
These were wonderful. I too used lemon since that's what I had and I think it goes better with blueberry. I added a few more berries since I wanted to use up the fresh ones I had on hand. The glaze on top really was good and so unexpected. The biscuits rose and were only slightly sweet so perfect for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
How was this recipe overlooked for so long?! This is a delicious, but simple, recipe for dessert biscuits. I used lemon rind instead of orange rind (didn't have an orange) and left out the nutmeg (personal preference) but otherwise followed the recipe closely. I thought that the blueberries would burst when I kneaded them into the dough, but they all stayed intact. I got 20 biscuits out of the recipe, so I think I'll roll it out a little thicker next time. Thanks for posting this, NurseDi!