December 10, 2012

Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits for a Southern Country Breakfast

Now you know we Southerners cannot live without our buttermilk biscuits. Why not dress them up a little for Christmas morning? I used to serve these to the children when they were younger and anxiously anticipating their visit from Santa Claus. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries and they are simply melt-in-your-mouth good!

Now for a true Southern Country Style breakfast,
Estelle's serves up country ham and red-eye gravy,
 black peppercorn bacon,
cheese grits and skillet fried potatoes.

Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted cold butter
1 cup blueberries
1 cup cold buttermilk
4 teaspoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a fork in a medium bowl. Coarsely grate the cold butter into the dry ingredients and mix to blend evenly. Stir in blueberries, then buttermilk, and mix to combine.

Drop dough into rounds, place on baking sheet; sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown about 12 minutes. Serve warm!


  1. You just brought up a lot of childhood memories of breakfast, Mom would always fix a huge breakfast for Dad and I! When I was very little she owned a restaurant and she could never get used to fixing small amounts of anything at home. There was always food in the fridge when family stopped by, anyway sorry went around the block :) country ham, red-eye gravy or white gravey, black peppercorn bacon or smoked,
    cheese grits and skillet fried potatoes with butter milk biscuits were a staple for breakfast. Dr's used to tell us that it was not good for Mom to cook like this, but Dad worked hard all his life died at 90 on no meds and Mom is 85 now. I think the food we grew up on is better than what is microwaved, sorry about to go on another round the block :) Have a very Merry Christmas

    1. That is wonderful that this evoked happy memories for you Kim and thank you ever so much for sharing this with us. Those sound like wonderful years for you and your family. A very Merry Christmas to you also.


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