Maine Blueberry Biscuits
Maine is one of the US’s biggest domestic growers of blueberries, thus making it the State’s official fruit. Though this may have not been the case had a special farming rake not been invented by a Maine resident making harvesting this anti-oxidant packed super fruit a much easier process. Combining these little blue treats with delicious biscuit dough, provides the BEST morning (or anytime) yummy and nutritional treat. Enjoy!
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup ice water or milk (can use half & half if not going low fat)
3 tablespoons butter (Substitute dairy-free margarine for vegan)
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of baking soda
Honey (Substitute with maple or agave for vegan)
1 cup of blueberries
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees - Combine room temperature butter with sugar – creaming them. Add in flour, salt, baking soda and powder and mix. Slowly drizzle in ice water/milk and as gently as possible, mix in the blueberries. Combine mixture, forming it into dough. Allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 30 min.
On a board or counter, roll the dough out and using a cup, cut individual biscuits and place on a non stick pan – arranging them several inches apart. You can top the biscuits with an egg wash or milk to create a shine. Place in oven and bake until golden brown – about 15 minutes. Should you want to use a griddle and not an oven to cook the biscuits, follow the following procedure:
Cut or simply rip small portions of the dough (golf ball size) and by hand, flatten them into small 3-5 inch circular pieces. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork and cook on an oiled hot griddle. Turn with a spatula and remove when golden brown. Watch these flat bread disks closely because they cook fast! Total cook time should be about five minutes. Serve warm with jam, a drizzle of honey or as a delicious topping!