Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Beer Biscuits

Beer Biscuits
I may be a health food nut, but my husband and I do love our beer.  But beer for breakfast?  Ok, not really, but my husband did get to drink the last 4 ounces out of the bottle, at 10am the other morning which was kind of funny.  I had heard of beer bread, so why not something even simpler that I could whip up on a Sunday morning?  I looked up a few different recipes for beer biscuits and settled on this combination which is truly amazing.  Very flaky and moist, these biscuits definitely smell and taste like the dark stout beer I used in them, but not so much so that my kids didn't enjoy them.  And they definitely got a kick out of knowing they were "eating beer!"

Beer Biscuits

2 1/2 C. organic whole wheat pastry flour
2 T. organic sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. organic butter, melted
1 C. beer (8 ounces)

Heat the oven to 375°F. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and beer and stir until the mixture holds together. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just enough to make a workable dough. Press or roll out the dough to about 3/4 inch thickness and cut out with biscuit cutters. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, until bottoms are browned. Makes 12 biscuits. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days.

biscuit cutting

heart shaped and larger size work as well!
ready to bake

hot from the oven

cooked perfectly!
my son's breakfast
(he ate it all!!)

delicious as a sandwich
with turkey sausage and scrambled eggs

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