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Blueberry Butter Milk Biscuit

Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1.In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour,sugar,baking powder,baking soda, lemon zest and salt. Stir to combine.
  • 2. With a pastry blender cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 3. Whisk the slightly beaten egg and buttermilk together and stir into the flour mixture. Stir in frozen blueberries.
  • 4. Flour a work surface with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour, place dough on flour, with flour coated fingers gently knead the dough 6 or 7 times just until the dough begins to hold together.
  • 5. Pat dough into either a rectangle or round 1/2 inch thick ( your preference). Cut out rounds with a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Lightly grease a cookie sheet, place cut biscuits 2 inches apart, place cookie sheet on middle rack in oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine topping ingredients and brush onto warm biscuits.


I was able to get 8 nice size biscuits from this recipe, the baking time was slightly longer than if I would have made them smaller.