These beer biscuits are a snap to prepare and bake. They take just 20 to 25 minutes from start to finish! The biscuits taste wonderful and they make a nice bread for just about any meal.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons butter (melted)
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) of beer
- 1/4 cup milk or cream (for brushing tops)
- Dash of paprika
- Heat oven to 375 F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat or spray lightly with baking spray.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
- 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 soft, cohesive dough.
- Pat the soft dough into a circle about 3/4-inch thick.
- Cut the biscuits out with biscuit cutters and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush lightly with milk or cream and sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned
Makes 10 to 12 biscuits, or more with a smaller biscuit cutter.
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