Blueberry Biscuits?

Buttermilk Blueberry Scones out of the oven

Life has been crazy lately.  The days that I would love to be cooking, baking, and blogging, I am busy with these crazy life things. The days that I have free, I end up sick in bed or busy playing catch up around the house.  You’ve had months like that, right?  Well today I decided to turn things around and give myself the entire day to play around in the kitchen and get inspired again.  When I need a lift, baking is always a great place to start.

My cousin Corinne, who is currently pregnant with a little girl (yippeeee!) had a craving for blueberry scones recently.  She didn’t tell me about it until after the craving had passed, but we decided that it would still be a good idea for me to bake some scones as soon as possible.  As much as I love baking scones, it’s kind of crazy that I’ve never made them with fresh blueberries.  Today I decided to change that.

I adapted this recipe for Buttermilk Cranberry Scones by omitting the cranberries, adding a cup of fresh blueberries, and increasing the liquid a bit to help the blueberries adhere to the batter.  It seemed to work perfectly.  The batter came together well and although a few blueberries did escape and roll across the counter while I was gently folding them in, I managed to catch them before they fell on the floor (much to the disappointment of my Boston Terrier, who happens to love blueberries).  I was so happy with the progress of my scones that I bombarded everyone kept everyone updated with photos via instagram, twitter, and facebook.

Buttermilk Blueberry Scones brushed with cream

I put the scones in the oven and waited patiently for 14 minutes while my whole apartment filled with the scent of buttery baked goods.  I took them out, congratulated myself on what looked to be a perfect batch of buttermilk blueberry scones, and started thinking about mixing up a lemon glaze.  All I needed was lemon juice, powdered sugar… wait.  Sugar?  Sugar!  I forgot to add the sugar when I mixed up the scone dough!  Sigh.  Maybe next time I should concentrate a little more on what I’m making and a little less on sharing photos all over the internet.

So I started out making buttermilk blueberry scones, but instead ended up with a batch of pretty darn good blueberry biscuits instead.  Split open and slathered with butter and pomegranate jelly, I’m perfectly happy with the end result and I’m sure that Phil will be more than happy to devour a few when he gets off work.  But now I’m even more determined to make a batch of buttermilk blueberry scones, slightly sweetened and drizzled with a tart lemon glaze.  Stay tuned!

  1. nicole

    I’d still eat ’em! 🙂 Seriously though – I have left cocoa powder out of chocolate cakes (which also called for melted chocolate, so all wasn’t totally lost but the texture was off), forgotten sugar … my ‘best’ was using black pepper in place of poppyseeds in a batch of muffins. In my defense the jars looked very similar and I was rushing. BUT STILL! Hang in there.

    12:54 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  2. Nicole

    Nicole – I make significant mistakes all the time when trying to follow exact recipes, but I think your black pepper muffins might have me beat! Thanks for sharing, it put a smile on my face 🙂

    12:57 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  3. Redd H from Salted Spoon

    See that’s a happy accident! Unlike that time I made dinner rolls for Thanksgiving and forgot to add any salt. That was a disaster.

    1:09 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  4. Krystal L

    Mmm…blueberry biscuits sounds just as yummy as blueberry scones. Plus, they’re a bit healthier, right? 🙂 How did you like them without the sugar?

    1:25 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  5. michelle

    So glad I’m not the only one who messed up like that from time to time!! Good for you to make the most out of it, these sound awesome! As soon as we’re out of this heat I’ll be making these! Thanks for your lovely blog, I’ve really enjoyed it! You inspired me to buy Tartine Bread and start my first sour dough starter! Thanks so much!!

    1:26 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  6. Julie Lindgren

    As a die hard scone lover and scone maker — accidentally making biscuits instead of scones has happened more than once in my kitchen. Thankfully jam fixes this oversight every time.

    1:37 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  7. Jay

    Hahaha! I love making scones, and eating them, so when I substituted powdered sugar for the flour, you can imagine what a tragedy it was: no scones, no nothing! And not enough cream to make another batch. sigh.

    2:10 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  8. Riley

    You should be busy more often, lady! These look wonderful!

    2:51 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  9. Sarah

    It could have been worse. I left the carrots out of carrot cake once. 😀 I’m loving the idea of fresh berries in scones and just made some with blackberries. Yum!

    3:06 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  10. wendy

    your food always looks so so good! totally inspiring. i’m going to have to make these…

    3:17 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  11. Charles

    I made a batch of chocolate chip scones one time. They looked perfect and the kitchen smelled wonderful when I opened the oven door. However since I had forgotten the salt they were pretty bad and had to be thrown away.

    Accidents like that happen to us all – keep on baking!

    3:23 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  12. Abby

    Must be in the air this week: I was giving my mother-in-law a lesson on using her new ice cream maker with a lovely recipe for vanilla bean ice cream….and when we just couldn’t get the taste right, I suddenly realized: sugar!!! Luckily the base was still hot enough to dissolve the forgotten sugar, but still…some lesson!

    9:48 pm  Jul 19th, 2012
  13. Tara

    They still look good and I’m sure they still tasted great as biscuits, at least! A few years ago I was making chocolate pie, and my brain apparently wasn’t working because I used cornMEAL instead of cornSTARCH (random recipe)…when we took the first bite and it tasted gritty….ugh, ugh, ugh. My hubby still ate it, though:)

    6:45 am  Jul 20th, 2012
  14. Sheryl

    Oh, we all do it at times. Boysenberry cobbler without sugar, there is not enough ice cream to make up the difference.

    4:00 pm  Jul 20th, 2012
  15. Birgitta

    My english is not so good but I must write to you because I red something very amusing(?) you had write about meatloaf.

    I had the same experience. Couldn´t understand why we must eat the ugly meat every week.

    Now I like meatloaf. But i like to fill it with something. Today when I should
    seek if it was possible to have horseradish in – I found your blog!

    I must try to read your blog now and then. I really like the way you wrote…
    Excuse me for my bad english….

    Greetings from a cloudy Umeå, Sweden and Birgitta!

    2:37 am  Jul 22nd, 2012
  16. Birgitta

    THIS is the websites namn…

    2:39 am  Jul 22nd, 2012
  17. Dadthebaker

    Be of good cheer! Just box ’em up ship to me, and I will take it from there…. They look yumilicous.

    3:03 pm  Jul 22nd, 2012
  18. Dad

    Be of good cheer! Just box ’em up ship to me, and I will take it from there…. They look yumilicous.

    I wanna know about that jam too!

    3:06 pm  Jul 22nd, 2012
  19. Patrick

    Oh man – blueberries make everything better. I spent a few days in Maine this past Spring and they have blueberries in everything! Made for a great visit. Thanks for sharing.

    10:10 am  Jul 23rd, 2012
  20. Russell van Kraayenburg

    I love the question in the title. You don’t see that often! These look scrumptious – whatever they official are ; )

    5:16 pm  Jul 23rd, 2012
  21. Rose T. @ Cake Recipes from Scratch

    love cakes with blueberries in them… and blueberry scones are one of my favorite desserts. 🙂

    11:46 am  Jul 26th, 2012
  22. deb

    Ha! I, too, left out sugar from my scones the other day! Hmm, I must agree with “Abby”… “something in the air”. =) Oh it’s always good to learn I’m not the only one that leaves out an ingredient now and then!
    I made my first blueberry (and raspberry ones, too!) using the Buttermilk Cranberry Scone recipe, too, but used frozen berries instead. The raspberries in my first batch were a bit tart, so in the next one I dusted them with powdered sugar and quickly, yet gently, mixed them in right after the egg and buttermilk. The scones turned out terrific!
    I love your recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with all of us!

    6:26 pm  Jul 28th, 2012
  23. Beth {local milk}

    I made blueberry buttermilk biscuits with coconut oil for breakfast this morning. Muffins can eat their dust!

    8:16 pm  Aug 3rd, 2012
  24. Nicole @ The Dirty Oven

    I so want to try this. Just bought some of the Cup 2 Cup gluten free flour and might have to use it to make these. Hmmmmm….the ideas are starting. Thanks for a great post!

    3:38 pm  Aug 7th, 2012

    Yum! delicious dessert and I love it. Thanks for this great recipe 🙂

    7:57 pm  Aug 9th, 2012

    I adore Blueberry 😀 it seems to be very delicious i’ll certainly try it

    4:43 pm  Aug 11th, 2012

    I adore blueberry 😀 it seems to be very delicious I’ll certainly try it. Thank you.

    4:45 pm  Aug 11th, 2012
  28. Lois Yoder

    Yey where’s the recipe for the scones I was looking for them. Lois

    4:23 pm  Aug 13th, 2012
  29. Maddie

    Wow! This looks amazing! Sometime I hope to post something like this on my blog:) Come check it out at:
    Thanks, Maddie

    1:14 pm  Aug 14th, 2012
  30. Dave.P

    “So I started out making buttermilk blueberry scones, but instead ended up with a batch of pretty darn good blueberry biscuits instead.” ha ha this is happening to me to much often :D, always start preparing ingredients for recipe and ending in different one 🙂

    3:22 pm  Aug 14th, 2012
  31. luv what you do

    Wow, I could really use a few hours to play in the kitchen. It has been that kind of month : ) Those lookd delish! I love the use of fresh blueberries!

    6:42 pm  Aug 18th, 2012
  32. Redd H from Salted Spoon

    This made my most recent roundup! Looks so great!

    4:36 pm  Aug 20th, 2012
  33. Jesse DeLuca

    Rare, but sometimes a mistake results in a discovery. I doubt that your blueberry biscuits sat on the plate for long. However, when I forgot the yeast in my last batch of bread, the result was not pretty and ended up in the trash. Such is life.

    5:02 am  Aug 24th, 2012
  34. Chad the Plumber

    These look delicious. Dipped in a little bit of hot coffee! Yummm!

    9:24 am  Sep 11th, 2012
  35. Oceanside Chiropractor

    Wow! This is a really great recipe. Can you please share more biscuit and baking recipes so I can make them for my children? Thanks.

    11:28 am  Sep 12th, 2012
  36. rejosh

    looking great i am going to make this…

    11:38 am  Sep 23rd, 2012
  37. Nomadic Samuel

    These look delicious! I’m a fan of plain biscuits but adding blueberries would be a great way to jazz them up 🙂

    5:30 pm  Oct 1st, 2012
  38. Sharmila

    Buttermilk biscuits! Talk about it all working out. My baking faux pas just never have such delicious happy endings. I’m sure I like the sound of them even more than scones. Except I like the word scones more than biscuits. Sorry. Digressing. These look and sound just super delicious.

    12:56 pm  Oct 11th, 2012
  39. Sharmila

    And sorry, I meant blueberry biscuits. I see biscuits, I think buttermilk, even though I’m saying b-l-u-e-b-e-r-r-y out loud. My brains is hardwired in just untameable ways.

    12:58 pm  Oct 11th, 2012
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