Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
GOT MILK?? Naw...but I got beer! This solves the problem of what to do with that little dab of flat beer left in the bottles from last night.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup chilled shortening (I prefer lard)
- 1 (12 ounce) bottleof flat beer
- Combine flour sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the shortening or lard and cut into dry ingredients with a fork or your hands.
- Flat beer -- beer that has lost it's fizz -- works best! Otherwise just let the beer get to room temperature; add 1/2 to 3/4 cup to mix.
- Knead the dough just enough to blend -- over mixing will make it tough.
- Flour a flat surface and spread the dough to a one inch thickness.
- Cut your biscuits out.
- Bake at 425°F for about 10 minutes or until brown.
I would have never thought of using beer for biscuits, but this recipe produced really nice, tender biscuits, with a really interesting depth of flavor from the beer. There wasn't a particular style of beer suggested, so I used an Abita Wheat beer that happened to be in the fridge. I don't care for lard, so I used butter flavored vegetable shortening. Delicious.