Fluffy Beer Biscuits w/ Rosemary Honey Butter
Adding beer to biscuits felt like the Irish thing to do, happy almost St. Patrick's Day!
These are light and fluffy with a hint of rosemary and the perfect amount of layers. They're also surprisingly easy to make!
Adding beer works because it has yeast and acts as a natural leavening agent along side the baking powder.
Makes: about 6 biscuits, will depend on the size of your biscuit.
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon rosemary
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt / onion salt
1 stick butter - frozen for 5 minutes, shredded
1 cup beer
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons room temp butter
1.5 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon rosemary
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Start by freezing a stick of butter for 5 minutes.
Add the heavy cream and lemon juice to a bowl, stir and let sit 10 minutes
Add the flour, rosemary, baking powder and salt to a mixing bowl
Remove your stick of butter from the freezer, use a grater to shred into the flour mixture. Use your hands to lightly toss it until the butter tendrils are coated in flour.
Add in the heavy cream and beer and mix with a fork until a dough forms. If it's too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour, if its not sticking to itself, add another tablespoon of beer or a tablespoon of regular milk. Remove it from the bowl and place onto a nonstick surface (parchment paper works). Lightly knead with your hands a couple times, press the dough out and fold onto itself a few times to create layers. Then carefully press out until the dough is about and inch thick. Don't use a rolling pin and don't overwork the dough, these need to be airy!
Use a circular cookie press (I don't have one so I use a straight edge glass) to punch out holes in the dough. Move these to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. With the extra dough you can lightly fold it in on itself a couple times, press back down and get a couple more biscuits cut out. I was able to make six total but it'll depend on the size of your circles.
Bake at 400 for 12 minutes, use one biscuit as a tester, pull it in half sandwich wise to check the middle. Reduce heat to 375 and cook another 5 minutes, check the center again.
Mix together the butter ingredients in a small bowl.
Spread butter on top of your biscuits, you can eat them as is or fill them with lots of fun things like jelly, sausage, fried chicken, eggs / bacon / cheese, honey, eggs / mushrooms / arugula. Make it your own!
I hope you make these! They are a new favorite in my apartment. If you do - tag me on insta @honeyibaked or send me a message, I love hearing from y'all!