Sometimes you just get inspired. Yup, even 5-year olds get inspired to cook.
This morning my little bird and I were talking about breakfast and I happened to have a cookbook on my nightstand. Is that weird? I mean I have other books too, but I was looking through a new cookbook last night and so it ended up on my nightstand instead of in the kitchen where cookbooks normally live. I love good cookbooks with pictures. I need pictures. I can't make a recipe without pictures. Eating is whole-body experience right? And it starts with your eyes, even when choosing a recipe. So, we we pulled down the cookbook and started looking for something new for breakfast. She spotted a picture of some yummy looking biscuits and said, "let's make these mummy!" And so we did.
Biscuits are relatively easy to make, and easy to turn into scones, but some cooks are quite particular about how to make them. One recipe calls for cutting the cold butter with two knives to ensure it doesn't melt against your fingers. Who's got time for that? Others want you to get your hands messy and dive in there to break everything up. I'm definitely not averse to that since my kitchen always ends up messy in the process of cooking anyway. But this time I pulled out mom's old Sunbeam food processor. Sometimes easy is just, well, easy!
We didn't have dried fruits to add in, but we did have lots of fresh blueberries. After the dough was made and the bloobs (can we just make that a new word?) folded in, we had an intense deliberation of the shape of cookie cutter we should use. This is serious stuff guys. I mean really, there are so many options, but only one would do. The star almost won, but in the end the heart was the chosen one today.
We made these for breakfast and it took about 30 minutes from start to finish, so while you can make them ahead of time, you can also just have a relaxed morning and make them when you get up. Especially if you're using the food processor! About 18 minutes in the oven gave us perfectly browned, perfectly yummy blueberry biscuit/scone hearts. Slather these with butter, homemade berry jam, cream cheese, or any combination of those for a perfectly yummy breakfast.
Easy Peasy Blueberry Biscuits
30 minutes start to finish
400 degrees/Gas 6
Makes 8-16 depending thickness and shape
3 cups all purpose flour (we used whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar (or sugar substitute, adjust amount to your preference)
pinch of salt
1 stick cold butter
2/3 cup cold milk, give or take
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (frozen will be too wet)
Preheat oven to 400 or Gas mark 6. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients except milk and blueberries in the food processor. Pulse until you see fine grains. Turn the mixture out into a large bowl. Add milk slowly and combine with a spatula or your hands. As your dough comes together mix in the blueberries gently until you've got a smooth ball. If you're using whole wheat flour you may need more than 2/3 cup milk. The same goes for coconut flour.
When you've got a smooth ball, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll/press into a 1/2-3/4 inch slab. The thickness will depend on how you like these to turn out and the size of your cutters. Cut the biscuits, re-rolling until you use up the dough. Place them on your baking sheet and brush with milk. Bake until done and golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. Serve with butter, jam, cream cheese, or clotted cream (unsweetened whip cream).
Change up your flavors!
What combination are you going to try? Comment below and let me know! Also post a picture of your creation so we can the yumminess you've got cooking up in your kitchen!
I'm Tonia, a Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado. I'm a mom of two lovely littles, a yoga instructor, DIY-er, teacher, stay at home mom, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I blog about a little bit of all of these and everything in between!
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