Blood Orange Biscuits
Homemade Blood Orange Southern Biscuits from
Serves: ~ 8 biscuits
  • ½ to 1 cup cup blood oranges, chopped (more by preference)
  • 1 and ¾ cup flour, AP
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, very cold
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, cold
  • ¼ teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 F.
  2. Chop blood oranges and place on paper towels to rest.
  3. In food processor (or with hands), combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, rosemary and mix well.
  4. Add in diced very cold butter and pulse a few times until the butter resembles pea-sized pieces in flour. (this can also be done with a pastry cutter or by hand)
  5. Pour flour into large mixing bowl.
  6. Mix in buttermilk until just combined. Do not over-mix! (You may not need all of the posted buttermilk to achieve this, depending on the type of flour used)
  7. Carefully fold in blood orange pieces. Take great caution to being light with this. The more you break the fruit, the less the biscuits will rise while baking.
  8. Pat out into an approx. ½" dough.
  9. Cut out biscuits. Place in buttered skillet or pan.
  10. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  11. Remove to cool and enjoy! Top with melted butter/cinnamon glaze just before enjoying.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 biscuit
Recipe by Southern FATTY at