Guinness and Cheddar Biscuits

Guinness and Cheddar Biscuits
Guinness and Cheddar Biscuits. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 23 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 11 mins
  • Yield: 12 Servings
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The flavor of the stout comes through in these hearty, great-tasting Cheddar biscuits. If you'd like less beer flavor, a lighter beer may be used.

These biscuits would be excellent with a hearty beef or lamb stew or serve them along with a St. Patrick's Day meal. They would also make nice slider buns for leftover corned beef sandwich melts.

Related Recipe: Quick Beer Biscuits

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, about 10 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, about 4 ounces
  • 7 ounces Guinness Stout or beer (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • Optional: flour for dusting
  • Optional: melted butter, for topping hot baked biscuits

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir with a whisk to blend thoroughly. Stir in the shredded Cheddar cheese.
  4. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, work the butter in until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  5. Lightly stir in the stout or beer just until moistened. Turn out onto a surface which has been dusted with flour and knead just a few times, until you have a soft cohesive dough.
  1. Pat the dough out into a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Bake the biscuits for about 10 to 12 minutes, or just until lightly browned.
  3. Brush with melted butter.
  4. Serve the biscuits warm, and pass the butter.
  5. Makes about 1 dozen biscuits.

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