Onion Beer Biscuits — Your new best friend!
Truth be told, this recipe is an oldie but a goodie.
It needed a little TLC, so, I did just that.
And, let me tell you, the new and improved version is EASIER to make and tastes even better!
I call that a #ShawKitchen win!
Now, first things first, biscuits are frequently requested over here.
Though my true secret is that they’re made with love, the light and fluffy texture is also partly due to the folding technique I use when mixing the dough.
Now, these Onion Beer Biscuits!
Wayne got a Kohls stocking stuffer, the Beer Bible, a few years. He’s been eyeing the Sour Cream and Onion Beer Biscuits ever since.
I never have sour cream in the house and I was definitely not in the mood to go the store, so I decided heck, let’s give this recipe a Shaw’s Simple Swap makeover and see how it turns out.
And, what do you know… a winner was made!
Now, these definitely aren’t “sour cream” flavored, but I promise you, they’re not missing it!
Grab your flour, apron and a drink, it’s time to get cooking!
Onion Beer Biscuits
These flavorful and moist biscuits are the perfect combo for a cold night when paired with a warm chili or soup.
- 1 cup warm beer
- 1 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tsp margarine or butter
Add 1 cup of beer to a large bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and let sit 1 minutes. Whisk in yeast and let sit 5 minutes.
Slowly add in 2 cups of bread flour, mixing with a wooden spoon. Add in onion powder and dried minced onion. Continue to stir, adding in remaining 1 cup of bread flour.
Divide dough into 6 to 12 dough balls. Lightly coat cast iron skillet with oil and set the balls in.
- Cover and set in warm place for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400*F 10 minutes before the 30 minute rising period is done.
Before setting into the oven, lightly brush tops of biscuits with margarine/butter and place in oven.
Bake. Remove and let cool when top is slightly brown. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 5 days for optimum freshness.
Simple Swap Fact
An average refrigerated biscuit has over 170 calories and 6 grams of fat, some of which comes from the dreaded TRANS FAT! Stay clear of the hydrogenated oils and opt for a homemade version instead, your heart will thank you!
These babies also pair deliciously with the slow cooker spicy chicken!
Any other suggestions? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to drop me a line or comment below.