One of the things I love so much for breakfast is blueberries. Specifically, I think of warm blueberry muffins, waffles, and pancakes. Yum, they are just so good. I wanted to bring something new to the table to add to my blueberry breakfast addiction and came up with the blueberry biscuit, used two ways.
The first idea is using them in light and fluffy biscuit with a touch of fresh orange zest. Blueberry and orange go perfectly together.
Biscuit French Toast
Second, I thought, why not use those leftover biscuits in a biscuit french toast version. Served with a dusting of powdered sugar, garnished with fresh blueberries, and drizzled with blueberry syrup. Wow, I couldn’t wait to try it.
My son bought me a great biscuit mix for a gift which comes from a great southern biscuit shop located in ATL and Charleston called Callies Biscuits. I’ve actually been to the ATL location and the biscuits are amazing, so light and fluffy. In their storefront window are many bags of White Lily Flour on display. You know you’re in the right place!
One of the secrets of a great biscuit is White Lily Flower. It’s what we use down south for the perfect biscuit. Unfortunately, the flour is a bit harder to find outside of Dixie so I try to bring some back when I’m visiting.
Here is some information about White Lily Flour.
Check out my post here about Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Company and the delicious biscuits they offer and my fun experience visiting. I”m so anxious to go back!
Making the Biscuits
- -Biscuit mix (butter, cream cheese, buttermilk)
- 1 TBS sugar
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
- Orange zest- 1 TBS
I just followed the mix direction in making the dough. I added my personal touch with the blueberries and orange zest.
After mixing up the dough carefully so not to over mix, I cut them into rounds and baked them off. I love being able to see the fresh orange zest in the dough and it gives the biscuits such a fresh flavor.
The biscuits were so moist and fluffy, I could literally eat about 5 of them but I tried to exercise some restraint!
Biscuit French Toast
I’m not sure I have ever had biscuit french toast but I thought I would give it a whirl with the leftover biscuits and do a little experimenting in the kitchen.
I use the biscuits that are a day or two old and make them like a traditional french toast with a egg and milk mixture.
Cooked them up a skillet and served them with fresh blueberries, blueberry syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar. Wow! Of course you can use regular maple syrup which will equally be as wonderful. However, the blueberry just goes so well with this and it’s a bit of a worthy splurge.
Blueberry biscuit french toast definitely will be on my go-to breakfast menu. It was just outstanding!
Next time you make biscuits, give these two versions a try! I know you will love it as much as I do!