Sunday, May 19, 2013

Southern Biscuits with Blackberry Butter and Bacon for brunch! Life is always better with butter! 

   I used items from Kroger for this breakfast. 

   Southern Biscuits with Blackberry Butter

1 cup all-purpose flour 
2 tablespoons baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon soda 
2 tablespoons Land O' Lakes unsalted butter, cut and chilled
1 tablespoon Crisco shortening
1/4 cup Land O' Lakes butter, softened 
1 tablespoon Kroger blackberry jam 
1/2 cup Kroger milk 
1/4 pound thick-sliced bacon. 

   Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Mix 1/4 cup softened butter and blackberry jam. place in a small container and put in the ice-box. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in chilled butter and shortening. Turn out on floured board and gently turn and knead. Make dough 1 1/2 to 2-inches thick. With a floured biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place on prepared pan. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Cook at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cook bacon in a large skillet while biscuits are baking.Serve biscuits with Blackberry Butter.