Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Biscuits

My disclaimer. You might not want to make these if you are trying to fit in that little black dress. I ate three within 15 minutes. But we are going for a long hike. *wink*


Just when I thought that my favorite baked good for breakfast was blueberry scones, I found another great recipe using blueberries. Yesterday, I enjoyed a morning with good friends picking blueberries. Amongst the rows of blueberries, I struck up a conversation with a woman that raved about one of her favorite ways to use blueberries.




 This cute little guy is supposed to scare off the bad, bad birdies that come to eat the berries. I wonder if it works? Who cares....it could be there just for cuteness. The blueberry patch also had taped recordings of blue jays that are to help keep the birds away.


When I was paying for my berries, the nice folks (Heywood's) that own the blueberry patch were offering recipes. Blueberry recipes, of course. These wonderful lemon blueberry biscuits were listed.  I always google recipes before posting to my blog to make sure credit is given for the recipe. And guess what? I found it here. 



As one of the reviewers stated: "This is one of the best blueberry recipes I've tasted. Easy to make and easy to eat!!!!" I totally agree.




Ingredients:



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt (I used sour cream since I didn't have the yogurt)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (I used fresh)

GLAZE:

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel



Directions:



In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, egg, butter and lemon peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.



Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm biscuits. Yield: 1 dozen.



Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

My notes:  I used my silicone mats on the baking sheet, and I'm glad I did. The blueberries ooze, and clean up is much easier.


I am dedicating this backyard tablescape to my friends Paula and Colleen. I had a nice chuckle yesterday. They think I have matching plates for every occasion, including blueberry plates. I don't! However, I have been adoring some blueberry plates in the LL Bean catalog for a few years now.

My friend Paula was trying to avoid me taking her picture at the blueberry patch. And since she reads my blog, she is probably going to cuss at me. (Paula, you always look great!)




Thank you friends for stopping by! I appreciate the time you take from your busy lives to visit my blog.


Debbie


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

7 comments:

  1. Okay..you convinced me. I am going to make some right now :-) I bought too many blueberries at once. A mistake I always make for everything. I think I have an army to feed and mostly its just me since Randy has his Doritos lol. These look awesome and your recommendation seals the deal. Looks like a fun time with friends.

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  2. Convinced me, too, going to get some lemon yogurt tomorrow! They look so good!

    Looks like a fun time with your friends!

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  3. Oh my goodness, those look delicious, Debbie, and what a pretty tablescape! I had to Google those blueberry dishes you mentioned ;) What a great fun time you must have had picking blueberries and what a tasty reward you made with the fruits of your labor.

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  4. They look wonderful, and such pretty dishes!
    I miss picking from the high bushes. I used to pick and run home and make a pie. Then they tore out the blueberry patch to make way for homes. The blueberries in your pic look nice and big!

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  5. I love lemon & blueberry together! This is a keeper recipe for sure :-)

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  6. That recipe and those photos...make me want to head into my kitchen and bake these.

    Beautiful blog you have.

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  7. Oh - My - Gosh.

    These look fabulous Debbie ~ thank you for sharing the recipe. To heck with the Little Black Dress. heehee!

    Your photos are fabulous, as always... absolutely droolworthy! xo

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