The Trick to Dazzlingly Blue Blueberry Biscuits

March  5, 2018

Don’t ask me why, but I associate foods with specific days of the week, like pizza with Fridays or pork chops with Thursdays. It’s part nostalgia, part subconsciousness, I guess. And these beautiful blue biscuits belong to the easy slowness of Sundays.

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Featured in blogger Jerrelle Guy’s first book, Black Girl Baking, the drop biscuits get their bright hue from soaking blueberries in buttermilk (and a little sugar). From there, it’s the same biscuit process we know and love: mix dry ingredients with butter and your blueberry buttermilk, then drop the batter onto baking sheets for 12 minutes in a 425° F oven.

So why are these blue biscuits made for Sunday? Not because they echo end-of-weekend blues (although, hey, Sunday scaries are real). But because this no-fuss baking project won’t rush your leisurely morning routine.

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“The longer you let the blueberries soak, the bluer the biscuits get,” Guy writes.

Slow down? Sounds like my ideal Sunday.

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Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.

1 Comment

BerryBaby March 6, 2018
My Fluffy Scones recipe is very similar (exception 2 C flour and 1 C buttermilk) and I agree these are easy and delicious! A drizzle of icing with orange zest gives an extra pop. One cup powdered sugar, 2T milk, 1/4-1/2 orange zest, whisk until smooth. This would be great over blueberry.