Monday, March 18, 2013

Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Is there such a thing as too much sharp white cheddar?  Are you sick of recipes with sharp white cheddar?  Because I’m pretty sure I should buy stock in Cabot right about now.  Just why can I not get enough of this stuff?  Can you take one more if it’s a recipe for biscuits with beer and lots of garlic and butter?

White cheddar is at the top of my list of favorites right now.  Not just for snacking, but in sandwiches, quesadillas, bagel bombs and now – in biscuits.

I found myself craving some breakfast gravy this weekend but of course, with breakfast gravy, you must have biscuits.  So I got to thinking about throwing some cheddar into a soft and quick biscuit recipe.  And then I realized we were out of milk.  So of course, I turned to the next best thing, beer, which, oddly, we are rarely out of!

I used a porter that was home brewed by some friends and the rich dark flavor was perfect for these biscuits and also gave them a rich color.  I used self-rising flour because I love the tender biscuits it produces.  Overall this recipe is so simple, makes a ton of fluffy, flavorful biscuits and, of course, the bite of white cheddar and garlic makes everything better!

Now, I’m off to the store for some milk to make my gravy!

Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits

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Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits

Yield: 2 dozen biscuits

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

A quick and simple biscuit recipe with garlic butter, sharp white cheddar and beer mixed in! Serve for breakfast with sausage gravy or with honey butter!

Ingredients:

2 cups self-rising flour (I like King Arthur Flour)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, chilled
4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces beer, I used a porter, any kind will do – just use a beer you like to drink!
4 Tbs. butter
2 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners.

Combine the flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in 1/2 cup chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in the cheese until well-distributed and then stir in the beer.

Turn the mixture out onto a well-floured surface and knead for about 1 minute until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Form into a round mound and then roll it our pat it out into a large circle about 1/2-inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut circles out and place them onto the prepared pans. Roll out the scraps again and repeat this process until all of the dough is used – about 24 biscuits.

Melt the additional butter and add the additional garlic powder and mix well. Give each biscuit a generous coating of the garlic butter. Bake in the 425 degree oven for 10-11 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

Cassie’s Notes:
If you prefer to not cook or bake with beer, use milk instead. Mix in 8 ounces of milk when the beer is called for in the recipe.

Heavily adapted from King Arthur Flour

Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits

 

57 Responses to “Garlic Cheddar Beer Biscuits”

  1. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — March 18, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Quick check: Can I have enough white cheddar? NEVER! Keep brining it on Cassie. These look incredible. I adore biscuits and am always up for a new twist. Love!

  2. #
    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 18, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I love cheddar biscuits, love this twist!

  3. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 18, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    You had me at beer!

  4. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 18, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Cheddar should be in EVERYTHING! 🙂

  5. #
    Gerry @ foodness gracious — March 18, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Yup, I rarely run out of beer either which would be,awesome in an earthquake situation…party time! Great biscuits!

  6. #
    Tieghan — March 18, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    Oh man, these sound and look so good! I want one for breakfast!

  7. #
    Kelly @ Happy Wifey — March 18, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Yummo! These look great – I have got to get me some self rising flour!

  8. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 18, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I agree with Jen, you had me at beer! Looks delish!

  9. #
    Amanda — March 18, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Sounds delicious Cassie!

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 18, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Yeah you don’t have to tell me twice.

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — March 18, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Beer AND biscuits AND cheese? I could not have a bigger crush on a recipe if I tried! 🙂

  12. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 18, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    garlic cheddar biscuits with honey butter – now that sounds like HEAVEN. Trumps my yogurt and fruit parfait any day of the week!

  13. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 18, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    You can never have too much sharp white cheddar, ever!

  14. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — March 18, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    Hey look… My three favorite food groups… beer and cheese and biscuits! LOVE 🙂

  15. #
    Kathryn — March 18, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Cheddar is our favourite cheese by far and I never get sick of it. Love the idea of these biscuits!

  16. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 18, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    You definitely had me with the post title when it included beer. It’s even better that you mixed with garlic and cheddar and made biscuits. WINNER WINNER!

  17. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 18, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Yes, please! I want this for breakfast!

  18. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 18, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Cassie, these look so good! I can’t wait to try them!

  19. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 18, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I am a feen for white cheddar, I can’t get enough of it! Adding beer instead of milk was a smart decision on your part, it goes better with cheese.

  20. #
    Tracey — March 18, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Haha, I love Cabot’s cheeses too. I think I probably have 3 blocks in my fridge right now and I know my husband would be thrilled if I used one to whip up these biscuits!

  21. #
    Julie — March 18, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Three cheers for more white cheddar!!

  22. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 18, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    Cassie, these look amazing! And I’m jealous that you’re friends with generous homebrewers, I need more of those in my life!

  23. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 18, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    i could never get sick of sharp white cheddar – more the better, right?? 🙂 these biscuits look amazing and i love the beer addition!!

  24. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — March 18, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I love the idea of these!! They sound so good 🙂

  25. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 18, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    I don’t think you can ever have too much white cheddar

  26. #
    Aggie — March 18, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    Never too much!! Man, would I love to be snacking on one of these right now!

  27. #
    a farmer in the dell — March 18, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    silly lady. there is no such thing as too much sharp white cheddar. That’s crazy talk 🙂

  28. #
    Kelly — March 18, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Did someone say beer?? Yes please 🙂

  29. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 18, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

    I love sharp cheddar, these biscuits look great!

  30. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 18, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    So much to love about these biscuits!

  31. #
    Yvonne @ bitter baker — March 18, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    You had me at garlic! But cheddar just made it even better!

  32. #
    Suzan @ The Lazy Suzan — March 18, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    These look delicious

  33. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — March 18, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    I definitely couldn’t be without sharp white cheddar. It’s my cheese of choice for quesadillas too, so I always have a stash of it in the refrigerator. Love how you added it in these biscuits. Perfect with breakfast gravy!

  34. #
    Sandy @ RE — March 18, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    You are the biscuit girl, aren’t you? Another fabulous recipe, Cassie! So yummy!

  35. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — March 18, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Is it even possible to be sick of white cheddar? Beer, garlic, and butter too, count me in 🙂 I can’t wait to try this.

  36. #
    Joanne — March 19, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    I could never tire of cheese…ever. so I totally understand your sharp white cheddar obsession! I always seem to have beer on hand so these are definitely getting made! Now, to decide on a good soup or stew to serve them with…

  37. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — March 19, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    Mmm, I want to but a big slab of ham on one of these beauties and go to town!

  38. #
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — March 19, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    I’m with you — I love sharp cheddar. These sound amazing!

  39. #
    Reem — March 19, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    And the name says it all…… Yum!!!
    God I can have this just like these and n endless quantity

  40. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 19, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Never stop posting cheddar recipes! 🙂 And cheddar beer biscuits. That’s just… what. It’s perfect!

  41. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — March 19, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    LOVE these! I love that you used KAF self rising flour, that is a time saver in my house… fewer ingredients to measure 😉

  42. #
    Wendy — March 20, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    So beautiful! Just pinned to our Pinterest and we’ll share more.
    Cabot is a coop owned by 1200 farm families in New England and New York and 100% of the profits go to the farmers, so no stock is available 🙂 but we TRULY, TRULY appreciate your support!

    Can you send me an email? I’d love to send you some cheese to cook with…
    ~Wendy

  43. #
    katie — March 20, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    I see me making these in my near future. They look and sound divine!

  44. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 20, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Sharp white cheddar? Keep it coming! Great looking biscuits!

  45. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — March 20, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Beer AND bread?! Can I please order a dozen?

  46. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 20, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Beer in bread is definitely a huge motivator 😉

  47. #
    Carla @ Carla's Confections — March 20, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Sharp cheddar is seriously one of the best cheeses there is! I love it, and I bet that and the beer just taste perfect in these! I am craving them now!

  48. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 20, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    I don’t think I could ever get tired of cheese. Frankly, you can never have too much cheese. These biscuits look scrumptious.

  49. #
    JulieD — March 20, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    Oooh these just look so wonderful!!

  50. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — March 21, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    I’ve never had biscuits before this recipe looks like the perfect one to try first!

  51. #
    Carole — March 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using garlic. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

  52. #
    Meghan — March 21, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    There is no such thing as too much cheese! Even better when it’s paired with beer and garlic! These look wonderful, Cassie!

  53. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — March 22, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    Every time I see that Cabot cheddar on sale, I buy several blocks of it. It is good stuff! These look amazing!

  54. #
    Shaina — March 22, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I like beer bread, but beer biscuits? With white cheddar? Gah.

  55. #
    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — December 15, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    I made these biscuits today and they are AWESOME. The whole family loved them! We enjoyed them with a hearty sweet potato chili. Thanks for a great recipe!

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