Frugal Foodie Mama: Blackberries & Cream Biscuits

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blackberries & Cream Biscuits

Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits...

Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits.


My youngest just may have started the first grade last week. And my oldest may have moved into his dorm room this past weekend to start his sophomore year of college, but I am not throwing in the towel on summer just quite yet, folks. I mean, technically it is still summer until September 22nd- am I right? ;)

I am sure you all have already seen the pumpkin recipes starting to creep in all over Facebook lately. And while I am probably the biggest fan of fall that you will ever meet, I am not quite ready for all the pumpkin things just yet. I most definitely will be, but not in mid AUGUST, you all. 

So, let's enjoy summertime just a little bit longer with these easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits, shall we?


Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits.


These super simple biscuits require only 6 ingredients to make (4 if you decide to use the self-rising flour instead in these) including sweet & juicy summer blackberries! And you can have these prepped & baked in around 30 minutes. :)


Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits.


I served these biscuits shortcake style by sandwiching a big ole dollop of homemade whipped cream in between two of the biscuits & garnishing it all with fresh blackberries & mint springs. I do highly recommend whipping up your own homemade whipped cream for these, and it happens to be super easy to make too.

Just place a small metal mixing bowl & the beaters from your mixer into the freezer for at least 15 minutes. When the bowl & beaters are nice & cold, add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to the bowl. Beat on medium until it the mixture starts to thicken. Gradually increase the speed on your mixer until peaks start to form. At this point, you can add in a few drops of vanilla extract if you would like. Cover & refrigerate your whipped cream until you are ready to use it, but do use it within a day. Homemade whipped cream contains no stabilizers so it will start to breakdown within 24 hours.


Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits.


These biscuits are amazing with fresh blackberries in them, but they would also be fabulous made with strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. And if you are feeling really crazy, you could bake up a batch of these biscuits using a mixture of your favorite berries. ;)


Sweet summer berries are the star of the show in these simple & easy to make Blackberries & Cream Biscuits.

Blackberries & Cream Biscuits
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
Ingredients (12-15 biscuits)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • (You could also substitute 2 cups of self-rising flour for the above 3 ingredients.)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease the inside of a 12-inch cast iron skillet. (Alternatively, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.) Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, sugar, & blackberries. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, & salt. Add the flour mixture to the cream/blackberries mixture, and stir until a cohesive dough forms.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.
Roll or pat the dough into a disc 3/4" to 1" thick; the thicker the disc, the taller the biscuits.
Using a 2" cutter (or the size of your choice) to cut out rounds. Place the biscuits in your greased cast iron skillet or parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake the biscuits for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and allow to cool warm.

Simply serve warm with butter or create a shortcake type dessert by cutting a biscuit in half & serving it with homemade whipped cream & fresh blackberries.
Enjoy!

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How about you all? Are you still savoring summer as long as you can or are you ready to jump into all things fall already? ;)


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