Blackberry Biscuits

I love that fruit is available out of season, even in Tennessee. In California I visited a local green grocer for my fruit and vegetables. Most everything was grown locally too. This recipe can be titled scones as well as biscuits. The difference is scones have sweetening and biscuits don’t; and I make biscuits with buttermilk and scones with half and half.

1 c flour
1/4 c butter or shortening
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. sugar
1 c blackberries
3 -4 Tbsp. milk
Preheat oven 400*.
Cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender or food processor, coarse mix. Place blended dough in a bowl and toss in blackberries. Very gently stir in milk a tbsp. at a time. The dough will be wet.

doughTurn on to a floured board. Sprinkle hands and board with flour, turn dough gently 4 – 5 times. Pat out and cut into the size biscuit you like. Place on a greased cookie sheet, leaving space between each biscuit.

Bake in preheated oven 15- 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately. If there are any left, biscuits are best reheated in the oven.


9 thoughts on “Blackberry Biscuits

      • yes, the key is to remember that it is just part of the plain old boring day…like toothbrushing, flossing, etc. I knew she’d lose weight (she also has motor skills issues, or at least does during snow/icy weather, and used to have them always, partly because of her 227lbs) I knew I wasn’t going to hurry the journey of weight loss; that if I could -I’d try to enjoy it, leisurely fashion, with her. (each end of winter, I need to lose 5 to 7 lbs) I love being in nature with her. It reduces the anxiety of a kid that is full of it….plus other issues
        She weighed 147 at Dr’s office other day. That was with her clothing on, at end of day, so I’m guessing it was really 145…..those biscuits will be tried. I have some frozen blackberries….do you seeded berries or the unseeded kind?


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