Well, butter my biscuits?

Well, I have a confession to make, I, Kristy Cole am not a biscuit maker! I come from a long line of biscuit makers, as does every woman here in the South. My mother can make some of the best cathead biscuits this side of the county and my mother in law can take a can of 7up and produce fluffy clouds of biscuits would be ashamed to know most of my biscuits come from a can. Yes, that’s right “wop” biscuits, ya know the kind you open by whopping them on the edge of the countertop?

Just seems time consuming when fixing breakfast to devote a good 20-30 minutes just on biscuit making when I can fire up the griddle and pop the wop and a whole meal is ready in mere minutes. I’m not knocking those who take the time, but I’m married to a man who wakes like a bear fresh out of hibernation and he is hungry.  We recently found a biscuit recipe that is worth the time. When grabbing breakfast on the road from his favorite fast food chain, seasonally they offer a blueberry biscuit drizzled with cream cheese icing. We recently found the recipe for a homemade version that even the “wop” queen herself will be willing to fix. If you have a recipe you would like to share, email kdcole1120@gmail.com.

Blueberry Biscuits with Glaze

Ingredients:

2 c. flour

1 c. Ice cold milk

1/3 c. sugar

5 tbsp of cold or frozen butter

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3 oz. blueberries, fresh or frozen

Glaze:

1 c. powdered sugar

1/8 c. water

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Add milk into dry ingredients and mix well. As dough begins to form, take each tbsp of hardened butter and rub over dough. Fold dough and knead, repeat until all the butter is spread in chunks evenly throughout dough. Move dough to a floured cutting board, roll flat til about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness, cut out six biscuits with floured biscuit or cookie cutter. If you notice the butter starting to melt (hot kitchen) remove dough to freezer 10-15 minutes, please do not exceed 20 minutes as the baking powders first stage may become inactive after that. Place in oven, bake 7-12 minutes. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in microwave, with a pastry brush, paint tops of warm biscuits. Mix glaze ingredients together in bowl, drizzle over biscuits with a fork.