Beer and Cheese Biscuits

Beer and Cheese Biscuits

It’s crazy how fast you find yourself back in the swing of things in August.  Although, I am missing the lazy days of summer, I yearn for cooler fall days.  I started thinking about a favorite fall recipe of mine, and just had to share!  I made these for my husband a few years ago, and they continue to be a fall favorite.  It’s also a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest!  You really can’t beat the marriage of cheese, beer, and biscuits!  Speaking of biscuits, I wanted to share a picture of our new puppy!  She is 17 weeks old, and has been an amazing addition to our family.  Too bad she can’t try these biscuits! 😉  I hope everyone enjoys this recipe and the pictures of our little Bella!

I am excited to bring my cheesy beer biscuits to Fiesta Friday #186!  Your wonderful co-hosts this week are Colleen @ Faith, Hope, Love & Luck and Alex @ Turks Who Eat.

Cheesy Beer Biscuits

Serving Size: 20 to 24 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted real butter (1/2 Tbsp for tops)
  • 8 oz. Ale beer (I use amber ale)
  • 2 oz. provolone cheese
  • 3 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • oil for greasing pan
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a baking pan/sheet and set aside.
  • Cut up the provolone and half of the cheddar cheese into small cubes. Grate the remaining cheddar cheese (I like using a combination of grated and cubed cheese, so you get the cheesy flavor, and bite into pieces of cheese.). Set aside the cheese.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together, and then add the sugar and salt and whisk together well.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. You will need to ‘cut’ the butter into the flour. I use a pastry blender and manually perform this step. Perform this step until the butter is well incorporated into the flour and you can only see little pieces in the flour mixture.
  • Add the beer, and give it a couple of seconds to foam. Then stir just until the liquid is absorbed. It is important not to over mix the biscuits.
  • Drop the biscuit dough out of the bowl onto a well floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top to ensure that all wet and sticky areas are covered. Lightly and consistently flatten the dough, adding flour to any sticky areas. Apply flour on top and underneath as needed. Flatten to one half of your desired thickness (around 1/4 in.).
  • Spread the grated and cubed cheese evenly over the dough. Begin to roll the farthest end of the dough towards you, and fold the sides in as you do this (continue to manage any sticky areas by adding flour). Repeat this until you have an elongated mound of dough and the cheese is enclosed. Flatten out the dough to desired thickness (around 1/2 in.). Again, add flour to sticky spots underneath and on top as needed.
  • Cut your biscuits and place on an oiled pan and in the preheated oven. Bake 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown on the bottom. I like to brush butter on them a few minutes before they are done baking and then put them back in the oven to finish them off (melt the 1/2 Tbsp butter while the biscuits are baking). Enjoy 🙂
  • Notes

    #1 Make the biscuit dry ingredients ahead of time to save time, especially when entertaining.

    #2 Add chopped jalapeno peppers for a spicy cheesy adventure in flavor.

    #3 Top with honey or honey butter. No, really it is delicious!

    #4 Experiment with different beers.

    My next post will be Thursday, September 7, 2017.  See you soon!  😀

    My biscuits were featured on Fiesta Friday!  Yay!

    Featured on Fiesta Friday

    43 Responses to“Beer and Cheese Biscuits”

    1. 08/24/2017 at 9:49 am #

      Your biscuits look really good especially with all that cheese oozing out. I have beer recipes and cheese recipes for biscuits, but not the two combined ingredients.

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 1:20 pm #

        Thank you Judi! It is a wonderful combination! 😀

    2. 08/24/2017 at 10:04 am #

      Oh goodness, your new puppy is so adorable Antonia! I am with you 100% on being ready for cooler weather. I was just thinking about making some fall-inspired pumpkin muffin tops myself. Your biscuits sound just lovely and are a wonderful combination of flavors!

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 1:21 pm #

        Thank you Heather, she is a mess! It’s around the corner, yay!!! Thank you for the kind words! 😀

    3. 08/24/2017 at 10:16 am #

      Yum. I have all the ingredients, Antonia. Maybe I’ll surprise my husband tonight. He’ll be so shocked! Ha ha. I love autumn too. Enjoy!

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 1:23 pm #

        Thanks Diana! Ha, that would be cool! 😉 I hope you all enjoy them, if you do! I am so excited, it is almost here!

    4. 08/24/2017 at 10:46 am #

      Bella is truly bella! And beer and cheese biscuits — OMG!
      Have a thriving Thursday!

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 1:24 pm #

        Thank you so much Teagon! My kids really picked the perfect name for her. 😀 I hope you do as well!

    5. 08/24/2017 at 12:31 pm #

      The biscuits sound yummy, and Bella is so cute! I love her coloring.

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 1:26 pm #

        Thank you Deborah! She is a sweet puppy! I do too, it is so different. My daughter loves her coloring, because she has red in her hair, like her. 😉

    6. 08/24/2017 at 3:00 pm #

      Oh, be still my beating heart! BISCUITS AND PUPPIES!! <3

      • Zoale.com
        08/24/2017 at 5:36 pm #

        Ha ha, too funny! I agree! 😉

    7. 08/24/2017 at 11:55 pm #

      Awww, Bella is adorable! And this biscuits, just wow!! 😀

      • Zoale.com
        08/25/2017 at 8:25 am #

        Thank you so much Paula! 😀

    8. 08/25/2017 at 4:26 am #

      La vita e Bella !! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        08/25/2017 at 8:26 am #

        Absolutely! 😀

    9. turkswhoeat
      08/25/2017 at 12:18 pm #

      Bella is soooo cute!! These biscuits sound like a great way to ease the transition into Fall, thanks for sharing!

      • Zoale.com
        08/26/2017 at 9:14 am #

        Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend 😀

    10. 08/25/2017 at 2:08 pm #

      HI Antonia!! These do look amazing!! We were in Wisconsin last week and my favorite bakery is there about 3 blocks from my daughter’s house– so we end up walking over for breakfast treats pretty often! And they have wonderful cheddar biscuits! Can’t wait to try your recipe and see what I can come up with!! thanks thanks! xox

      • Zoale.com
        08/26/2017 at 9:19 am #

        Hi Rhonda, thank you for the kind words! That sounds awesome, I love a good bakery! Have a fantastic weekend! 😀

    11. Liz
      08/25/2017 at 5:03 pm #

      I wonder what it tastes like. Do you still taste some beer after baking? I cook with wine all the time but I’ve never tried beer….time to give it a try!!!

      • Zoale.com
        08/26/2017 at 9:22 am #

        Yes, if you are using a bottle of beer. It is really good, and the beer adds a nice dimension of flavor and partners so well with all the cheesiness. Beer is fantastic in quick and yeast breads. I hope you like it! Have a great weekend Liz! 😀

    12. 08/25/2017 at 6:22 pm #

      Beer and biscuits are one thing…but tempting me even more with the sight of a new puppy? How cruel! The only thing worse would be a pic of the puppy eating the biscuits!!! Thanks for joining Fiesta Friday! – Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck – Colleen

      • Zoale.com
        08/26/2017 at 9:26 am #

        You are too funny! I wish she could taste them, lol! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 😀

    13. 08/26/2017 at 10:18 am #

      The biscuits look divine and Bella is adorable!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family 😀

      • Zoale.com
        08/26/2017 at 3:38 pm #

        Thank you Linda, she is awesome! 😀 I hope you have had a great summer!

        • 08/26/2017 at 3:44 pm #

          So far so good! We’re presently in Napa CA enjoying the wineries!

        • Zoale.com
          08/26/2017 at 3:58 pm #

          Sounds like a fun trip, enjoy! 😀

    14. Sandhya
      08/29/2017 at 10:03 am #

      Antonia, these biscuits are a marriage made in heaven with that perfect combination!
      Your puppy is super cute!

      • Zoale.com
        08/30/2017 at 12:41 pm #

        Thank you so much Sandhya! I hope you have been doing well!

    15. 08/30/2017 at 2:20 pm #

      yummmm

      • Zoale.com
        08/31/2017 at 9:32 am #

        Thanks Lynn! Have a beautiful day! 😀

        • 08/31/2017 at 9:46 am #

          You too

        • Zoale.com
          08/31/2017 at 9:49 am #

          Thanks Lynn! 😀

    16. 08/31/2017 at 8:19 am #

      These sound amazing Antonia !!!! I just must get the cheese, and I am all in to make these. You know me and cheese…love, love, love !!!
      Bella is gorgeous, she really is so cute, gosh 17 weeks already, time is flying, just seemed like the other day you got her. She is so precious, and I am sure is loving being a part of your family 🙂 Hugs to Bella

      • Zoale.com
        08/31/2017 at 9:33 am #

        Thank you so much Lynne! She is so sweet, but a handful! 😉 I know, she is already getting so big! Have a fantastic day!!

    17. 08/31/2017 at 12:16 pm #

      A lot of beauty in this post Antonia! That pup is just adorable and those biscuits look amazing! They are perfect to go with those soups I’m starting to crave!

      • Zoale.com
        09/02/2017 at 5:17 pm #

        Thank you very much Julie! Have a wonderful weekend and Labor Day!

    18. 09/01/2017 at 7:25 am #

      Did someone mention biscuits? With cheese? And puppy, too?! Where, where?! Lead the way! 😀

      • Zoale.com
        09/02/2017 at 5:18 pm #

        Haha, right! 😉 Have a wonderful rest of your long weekend Angie!

    19. 09/12/2017 at 4:08 am #

      These look fantastic !

      • Zoale.com
        09/13/2017 at 9:56 pm #

        Thank you Swapna! 😀

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