Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream

May 28, 2014

Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream is an old family recipe of homemade Southern sweet spoon drop biscuits, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and delightful homemade whipped topping.

I have to tell you our recipe has been inspired by a woman very near and dear to my heart. This remarkable woman is my adoptive Mother. Wanda Jean; she’s a sweet and somewhat aggressive little lady, originally from Trenton, Tennessee.

Southern Sweet Spoon Drop Biscuits with Fresh Berries and CreamWhen we were children, she would always make what she called her “Spoon Drop” biscuits, and of course, if there were a few extra leftovers, we would beg her to make her famous dessert using those wonderful biscuits, fresh strawberries, and homemade whipped topping.

Over the years, I have adapted her recipe to be used for this beautiful Summer Dessert specifically. I have updated the method to reflect our modern times as well. I hope you will enjoy this as much as we have over the years.

 

Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream

Items you will need to prepare recipe

  • Favorite baking sheets or Cast Iron Skillets

  • Large Food Processor or pastry cutter

  • Large mixing bowl, placed in the refrigerator

  • Measuring cups

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Dessert bowls

You may be wondering why I have listed the items you will need. I find sometimes. It is easier to be prepared when making specific recipes. Biscuits are one of those recipes you will want to be ready for. While the recipe is simple to make, it’s good to be prepared ahead of time.

 

 

Ingredients Needed for Southern Sweet Biscuits 

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose white flour

  • Two tablespoon baking powder

  • Two teaspoon salt

  • Two tablespoons sugar

  • 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk

 

Notes

  1. You will want all your ingredients to be freezing. I usually store extra flour in our freezer. If you do not, here is what you can do. Place the 4 cups of flour in your freezer beforehand (for about an hour). You will also want to make sure your butter is VERY cold before using. These are essential steps in Southern Biscuits as their texture changes drastically if you are not using freezing ingredients.

  2. If you do not have a food processor or want to use one, you may use a pastry cutter to cut in flour and butter. Be sure not to overdo it, or you will have a breakdown in your biscuit texture.

  3. If you plan to use our cast iron skillet method, you will want to place it in the oven while you are preheating it. Please be careful when placing the biscuit mixture in the cast iron skillet, as the skillet will be 450 degrees while you are doing it.

 

 

Easy updated  modern Method for Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream

Use a large food processor (be sure it is large enough to hold 4 cups of flour and other ingredients).  Place 4 cups of flour that have been in the freezer for at least 1 hour in the food processor along with baking powder, salt, sugar, and butter that have been cut into small pieces.  Pulse food processor about 3-4 times only.  Place in the large bowl that has been refrigerated and very cold, place the mixture in the freezer for about 15- 20 minutes.

After 15-20 minutes, remove the flour mixture from the freezer,  add buttermilk and lightly mix with a wooden spoon ( Be Gentle !! ). Place in refrigerator at this time till the oven is preheated.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

You will not be kneading the biscuit mixture, as this is a Southern Spoon Drop Biscuit.  At this time, grab your ice cream scoop (Yes, that’s right –I said Ice cream scoop! ). You will also want to get out your favorite baking sheet. ( We use a cast iron skillet to do our biscuits in. ) If you are using the cast-iron method, do not forget to preheat.

Once you are situated, remove the biscuit mixture from the refrigerator. Using an ice cream scoop  (carefully scoop onto a preheated cast-iron skillet that has been placed on a heat-resistant area. ), put a scoop of biscuit mixture on the favored baking sheet. You will want to space them a bit.  The amount of biscuits made depends on your scoop. If using the standard scoop, you should have 12 biscuits at this time.

Bake in a preheated oven of 450 for about 12-15 minutes.

 

 

Other Ingredients Needed for Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream

  • Fresh Strawberries

  • Fresh Blueberries

  • Homemade whipped topping or your favorite brand

 

 

Assembly Method and instructions Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream

Notes:  

We use fresh berries from Plant City, Florida.  Your dessert will taste its BEST when you use Fresh Ripe Berries from your farmers Market or Favorite Strawberry Patch.

It would be best if you took the time to clean and wash your fresh berries. Removing all items. We use a solution mixture of 1 part white vinegar and three parts water in a spray bottle. This is a natural cleaning method that will remove any bacteria. You will then rinse berries in cold water. (They will not taste like vinegar) Drain berries in a colander.

Slice all biscuits in half at this time—the place to the side for the assembly of your dessert.

In glass bowls or dessert bowls, place a layer of fresh strawberries, a layer of fresh blueberries, one half of biscuit that has been sliced, a layer of homemade whipped topping, place another half of biscuit on top. Arrange top a layer of berries in a decorative manner, as shown in the picture.

Place homemade whipped topping in a glass bowl and let your guests place the desired amount they enjoy on top.

 

 

 

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9 Comments

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    mommasangelbaby
    June 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

    So pretty! I love handed down recipes! I’m glad I found you and your recipes on Recipe Sharing Mondays. I hope you will bring this recipe (along with any of your other delicious treats) to my link party The Yuck Stops Here to share. You can find us this week anytime after tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 8pm ET at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2628. Hope to see you there! HUGS

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed The Southern Sweet Biscuits. I love toying around with our families recipes! Thank you for the invitation as well!!!

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    Pure Grace Farms
    May 30, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Beautiful presentation. I love this! Sharing!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 30, 2014 at 1:57 am

      Thank you so much! You just made my and my mom’s day! Glad you enjoyed the Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream blog post !

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    Bobbi - 3GLOL
    May 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

    This looks great! Never seen it together like this. Yes, I was sheltered as a child 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 30, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed our recipe post for Southern Sweet Biscuits with Fresh Berries and Cream!

  • Reply
    Renee's Kitchen Adventures
    May 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    We occasionally get berries from Plant city up here in Ohio. They are always good and I look forward to getting them when I can. This looks and sounds amazing. Can’t wait to try it sometime!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 28, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Thank Renee, I love it. It’s just a nice treat for the summer!!

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