Around the holidays, when cool weather seems to seep into bones and food tastes better because it warms up every crevice of your body, I remember a family tradition with my grandfather. The early morning sun would rise, and so would we, before everyone else in the house. After bundling up, I would hop into his truck, blaring Willie Nelson tunes, and head toward my childhood food fantasy, the ever-so-sweet and tasty Boberry biscuits from Bojangles.
The tart yet sweet berries, mixed with buttery, decadent biscuits, topped with sweet, delicate frosting, make a warm and perfect breakfast pastry.
I still love that occasional trip to eat blueberry biscuits and honor my grandfather’s memory as an adult. So, I decided to make an easy berry biscuit.
While the replica mimics the sensations of sweet blueberries and simple frosting, its texture resembles a cake-like cookie, satisfying the taste buds with the same sensational sweetness.
Not only are these biscuits over-the-top delicious, but they are also easy to make.
Prep/cook time: 30-35 mins.
The Biscuit Ingredients
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour (plus more set aside for flouring surfaces.)
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- 6 TBSP very cold butter (put in the freezer for 10 minutes before preparing the biscuits)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 8 strawberries, 1/2 a cup of blueberries, or a combination of the two
The Glaze ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 450 and prepare a baking sheet with enough cooking spray to cover the bottom of the pan.
- Add all dry items (items 1-5) to a blender or food processor and blend until ingredients are combined.
- Add your butter to the blender and pulse until a sand-like texture appears.
- Add buttermilk and pulse lightly until incorporated.
- On a pre-floured surface, pour your biscuit dough, working the berries into the dough with your hands. Flatten the biscuits to about 1/2 – 1 inch thick with a pre-floured rolling pin.
- Cut the dough into circles using a jar top and place it on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the biscuits have a slightly crunchy, golden exterior.
- Mix all the glaze ingredients in a bowl and pour atop the biscuits.
- Serve and Enjoy!