Just as peach season is about to wrap up I stumbled across a recipe that I knew I absolutely had to make. To know me is to know and understand just how much I love bread, biscuits, muffins, carbs, soft pretzels, scones, and did I mention carbs. I do realize that sooner than later my body is going to require me to slow down on the carbs and introduce more gluten free and even grain free foods into my diet. I feel it happening. Until then, let’s talk about these Southern Peach Biscuits from Wood & Spoon. Kate from Wood & Spoon posted these incredible biscuits on her Instagram last week and I had been thinking about them all weekend so I tried my hand at them and with a few adjustments, I am in love!

This is a southern recipe and being raised in Upstate NY and even now living in Maryland, I don’t see too many fruit & biscuits desserts so this was a true treat for me.

Speaking of the south, southern living (not the magazine) has been on my mind a lot lately. There’s something about a slow paced, warm, and charming life that inspires me beyond my New York roots. During a recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard I met a woman who lives in Savannah Georgia. It only took a few minutes before she became, my Aunt from Savannah. She is funny, sweet as pie, wise, and can make the best margarita ever; sweet & strong and you can’t drink more than 2!

Before the year is up I plan on visiting some friends who live in the south and maybe even my new Auntie in Savannah. I’ve learned that life is generous and never stop exploring because what you’re seeking just might be seeking you.

Let’s get into these peach biscuits. A few tips:

  • The recipe calls for fresh peaches. If you can’t eat fresh fruit, canned peaches will work fine, just be sure to drain the juice. 
  • I use buttermilk for the biscuits but whole milk will work great too
  • Your butter and milk need to be ice cold.
  • Take your time and enjoy

Yield: 12

Peach Biscuits

Peach Biscuits

Southern style biscuits stuffed with fresh biscuits, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

Peach filling

  • 3 small fresh peaches
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • pinch of salt

Biscuits

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cold and diced
  • 1-1/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • Extra milk and sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

Preparing the peaches

  1. Slice the peaches about 1/8" thick, place in a medium bowl
  2. Add the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt to the bowl and mix everything together.
  3. Heat a large skillet and pour the peach mixture into the skillet. Once the butter has melted remove the peaches from the heat. Set aside and allow the peaches to cool.

Preparing the biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry cutter or 2 forks, cut in the ice cold butter until you have pea sized pieces.
  4. Add 1 cup of the buttermilk to the flour mixture and combine until a ball of dough starts to form. Add more milk, if needed.
  5. Generously flour a work surface.
  6. Pour the dough onto your prepared work surface and begin to gently knead and fold the dough. Add more flour if needed.
  7. Fold the dough several times, as this will create layers.
  8. Pat and roll the dough into a 9 x 12 rectangle. The dough should be a little less than 1 inch in thickness.
  9. Pour the peaches onto one side of the dough.
  10. Fold the other half of the dough over the peaches and pinch together the edges to seal the fruit in.
  11. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  12. Use a sharp knife to cut the biscuits into squares.
  13. Place the pastry on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes.
  14. When the timer goes goes off, remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

If you make this recipe or any recipe from my blog I would LOVE to see your photo and share the goodness. Please tag me on Instagram @A_LittleFood or use #ALittleFoodBakers. Happy Baking!

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2 comments

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Looks delish! I do plan to try these.

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Thank you!! I hope you love them!

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