Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy First Day of Fall!

Along with fall comes an array of delicious seasonal flavors. While most people immediately think of pumpkins and apples, my mind thinks of persimmons! Luckily, I have a persimmon tree within walking distance from my house and already noticed a couple ripe ones. I can see some persimmon pudding in my near future once these beauties start falling off!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Scrumptious Blueberry Biscuits

In honor of "National Biscuit Month", I decided to make my absolute favorite biscuits! My version of the amazing "Bo-Berry" biscuit. These can be great for breakfast or even as a sweet dessert!


2 cups flour
1 cup nonfat milk
1⁄3 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 ounces dried blueberries (dehydrated)

1 cup powdered sugar, shifted
1⁄8 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice


One hour before baking take butter and place in freezer.

Preheat oven to 450°F Mix salt, sugar, flour, baking powder and blueberries in a bowl. Add the milk into dry ingredients and mix. As dough begins to form take each tablespoon of hardened solidified butter and break chunks off and spread evenly over dough (doing this with the butter is what makes the biscuits "flaky".) Fold dough, and knead -- repeat until all butter is spread in chunks evenly throughout dough. 

Move dough to floured cutting board or counter top and roll flat to (about ½ thick) and cut out biscuits with a cookie cutter.Bake for about 7-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Finish by mixing glaze ingredients in a bowl, drizzling over biscuits with a fork.

(Sorry for the poor quality photo!)