Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the shortening or lard and cut into dry ingredients with a fork or your hands.
  3. 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.
  4. Knead the dough just enough to blend -- over mixing will make it tough.
  5. Flour a flat surface and spread the dough to a one inch thickness.
  6. Cut your biscuits out.
  7. Bake at 425°F for about 10 minutes or until brown.


Most Helpful

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.

EmmyDuckie September 14, 2008

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