Cheesy Beer Biscuits

Cheesy Beer Biscuits

Every time Oktoberfest rolls around, I think about experimenting with beer.  I especially like using it in baked goods, because it adds such a unique flavor.  I started thinking about how beer, provolone, and cheddar would match up….let me tell is a delicious combination!  Biscuits are one of my favorite things to make for my family as a special treat, and when I am entertaining.  I like making different variations, and am always looking for a new ingredient to use.  I tend to make them for breakfast, but sometimes I like making a more sophisticated, and in this case, a more adult biscuit.  Beer biscuits are very special, because they marry the flavor of a quick bread and a yeasty bread.  Add cheese to them, and well….there really is nothing like them.  They are perfect for entertaining, and a great surprise to include in a party spread.

As you can imagine, they pair perfectly with a cold beer.  They are also perfect with a meal, to dip in soup, and as the bread for a sandwich.  I hope you enjoy these delicious biscuits, and please eat responsibly 😉

Cheesy Beer Biscuits

Serving Size: 20 to 24 biscuits


  • 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.

    For more biscuit recipes, click here [biscuits]

    18 Responses to“Cheesy Beer Biscuits”

    1. 10/15/2015 at 10:24 am #

      Antonia, you are making me crazy with these biscuits! I love cheese yummmm

        10/15/2015 at 10:28 am #

        You are too funny Lynn! I love making biscuits 😉 Thanks!

        • 10/15/2015 at 10:32 am #

          they look so goooood!

          10/15/2015 at 10:39 am #

          Thank you! They are especially delicious when they first come out of the oven!

        • 10/15/2015 at 12:48 pm #

          oh I am sure!!! :))))

    2. 10/15/2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Biscuit with beer wow Antonia u r awesome. Looks perfect.

        10/15/2015 at 12:47 pm #

        Thank you Vidya! You are so sweet 🙂

    3. Sandhya
      10/15/2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Antonia, these cheesy biscuits are making me drool! The texture looks picture pefect too!

        10/15/2015 at 9:36 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words Sandhya!

    4. 10/15/2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Can’t go wrong with cheese, beer and biscuits! These look fantastic.

        10/15/2015 at 9:38 pm #

        Very true!! Thank you 🙂

    5. 10/16/2015 at 6:35 am #

      Woahhh! Just the ticket for a weekend of rugby matches! Husband will be thanking you!

        10/16/2015 at 8:14 am #

        Awesome! I hope you all enjoy them! I would love to hear what you think of them 🙂

    6. 10/19/2015 at 8:24 am #

      You are an expert in making biscuits,they look delicious and perfect..

        10/19/2015 at 10:17 am #

        Thank you Swapna! You made my day 🙂

    7. 10/19/2015 at 2:02 pm #

      I love anything cheesy, Antonia! These sound simply fantastic! I have never bake with beer. I’m sure going to give it a try!

        10/19/2015 at 3:58 pm #

        Thanks Francesca 🙂 I am the same way about cheese! Baking with beer is a really neat experience and works so well with cheese. I hope you get a chance to try them!


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