Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blueberries & Cream over Biscuits

This is a great summer dessert (or snack, or breakfast) that my partner introduced me to a few years ago. This time I made my own biscuits and used the blueberries left over from the blueberry milk syrup I made yesterday.

Pair with:
a blueberry ale (like Oliver's Something Borrowed, Something Blue)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

(for biscuits)
Three (3) cups of all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of butter
One (1) cup of milk -- I used almond milk
Four (4) teaspoons of baking powder
One (1) teaspoon of sugar
3/4 teaspoon of salt
(for toppings)
One (1) cup of fresh blueberries
One (1) cup of vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients for biscuits together in large mixing bowl.
Mix butter in until it is in small clumps.
Pour in milk and mix slightly.
Remove from bowl and place onto floured surface. -- Using a cutting board usually makes for easier clean-up.
Knead dough until it is cohesive.
Roll out dough into a 1/2" thick rectangle and cut into circular shapes. -- I used a little Tupperware bowl to cut consistently.
Bake biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until a little golden.
When they come out, top with a little butter.
Cut one of the biscuits in half, place blueberries on it, and top with vanilla ice cream.
Grab a book, sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy!