Cheddar, Dill and Beer Biscuit Muffins

Cheddar, Dill and Beer Biscuit Muffins

Always keen to try quick bread recipes to complement a variety of meals, I immediately took note of Holler's recipe for Cheddar & dill beer bread rolls. Once upon a time, I used to consume a healthy quotient of beer, but I have since changed the glass to accommodate red wine. All the same, I was tempted by the idea of baking with beer — especially a dark, rich and flavorful beer, like the Newcastle Brown Ale that I used. The result was a kitchen filled with baking aromas that will not fail to stir the most stuffed tummies. Soft on the inside with a golden crisp exterior, they have the tantalizing taste and feel of dinner biscuits, but they're bake in a muffin tray, making them incredibly easy to make too.

Cheddar, Dill and Beer Biscuit MuffinsCheddar, Dill and Beer Biscuit Muffins
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From Tinned Tomatoes
Published on March 30, 2009

Amazingly easy Cheddar cheese biscuits baked with dark beer in a muffin tray — perfect for snacks or serving with dinner

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  • 3 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 heaping teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 cup fresh grated extra-old Cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz (300 mL or 1 1/4 cups) dark beer
  • Preheat an oven to 375° and grease or butter 12 standard muffin cups.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, dill and Cheddar. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Gradually pour in the beer and stir until just combined.

  • Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the biscuits are nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

  • Let the muffins cool in the tin for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Makes 12 muffins

Cheddar, Dill and Beer Biscuit Muffins


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Those look great Lisa! I have to say I am surprised you get Newcastle Brown Ale over there, who would have known!

Johanna GGG said...

These look good - like the idea of a brown ale in the biscuits - I love cooking with beer because it makes me nostalgic for a time when I too used to drink a lot of beer!

Manju said...

ive cooked with wine before but never with beer..this looks interesting!!

Ivy said...

I've never used beer in biscuits. Must try this. They sound delicious.

Anonymous said...

Great Biscuits !!