Biscuits for dessert? You betcha. These are great with that morning cup of coffee or for a quick and easy dessert any time of the day. They might even go well after a meal of fried chicken. Smile.
1 cup fresh Blueberries, rinsed and drained
3 cups Self-Rising Flour, sifted
2 Tablespoons Lard
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring
1 Tablespoon Milk, maybe a few drops more
Rinse fresh berries under cold running water. Set aside to drain.
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
Add the lard.
Add the sugar.
Cut the lard into the flour until it’s about pea sized pieces.
Make a well in the center of the flour. Add the buttermilk.
Stir with your hand, combining the flour and milk to make the dough.
Turn the ball of dough out onto a parchment paper sheet on your countertop.
Knead the dough a couple of turns, adding more flour so it’s not sticking to your counter or fingers.
Gently press the dough out until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
Sprinkle the cup of blueberries over the top of the dough.
Lightly press the berries into the dough.
Fold the top half of the dough down over the bottom half.
Fold the dough again from left to right.
Gently press the dough out until it’s about ¾ inch thick.
Cut biscuits out of the dough.
Place biscuits in a lightly greased skillet.
Bake at 500F degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned on top.
Remove from oven when done. Place on wire rack to cool.
Brush the tops with butter once you remove them from the oven.
To Make The Icing:
Place confectioner’s sugar in a small mixing bowl.
Add the vanilla flavoring.
Gradually add milk until icing is of desired consistency.
Drizzle icing over warm biscuits. Serve while warm.
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