Orange sage beer biscuits are light and fluffy!
Eat them piping hot with butter and honey!
These flakey buttery biscuits are everything you didn’t know you needed. Packed with so much flavor and depth in every one of these beer cheese biscuits. The freshness from the orange, the depth of flavor from the beer, and the earthy flavor from the fresh sage all pair together so wonderfully.
Sage biscuit recipe
I personally have loads of confidence in this orange biscuits recipe. If you like beer bread, you will love these beer biscuits! They have lots of cheddar cheese and a healthy dose of fresh sage. I can’t forget all the orange flavor! I used orange zest, orange juice, and the beer I used for the biscuits happened to be orange flavored. I used Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber Ale, but you could use your favorite amber. The amber ale gave these biscuits a deep, rich earthy flavor. I ate several of these warm with butter and honey. I highly recommend eating them that way!
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Fresh sage
- Cheddar cheese
- Unsalted butter
- Bottled beer
- Orange zest
- Fresh squeezed orange juice
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Orange Sage Beer Biscuits
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.
- Stir in the cheese and fresh sage leaves.
- Fold in the melted butter, orange zest, orange juice, and beer. Stir until just combined and moistened.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and pat it down into a 1-inch disc.
- Use a 3 inch round biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits.
- Gather the scraps as you go and continue to pat them down into another disc and continue cutting until you can do it no longer.
- Place your cut biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Brush the biscuits with milk and then sprinkle the tops with paprika.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden in color.
You can use any beer but I used Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber Ale. Shock top is also a good choice. You want to use any good amber ale for this recipe because it will help to give the right balance and depth of flavor.
Make sure to be gentle with this dough. There is no need to knead the dough or treat it roughly. For tall and flakey layers you should just mix until combined and then lightly pat out to the right thickness. Overworking the dough will cause the glutens to develop and result in dense or chewy biscuits.
Are biscuits and scones the same thing?
Scones and biscuits appear to be very similar and while they can come in the same shape and appearances they are actually two different things. Biscuits are flakey and buttery whereas scones are often much denser and crumblier (almost drier). Scones use ingredients like heavy cream and eggs to combine the dough whereas biscuits use butter.
So the two are not the same thing and in our case, we are making biscuits, not scones, so if you try this recipe keep in mind that the results should be fluffy layers of buttery goodness in every bite.
How long are homemade biscuits good for?
these homemade biscuits will be good for up to 2 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge. to maximize the shelf life you will want to place your cooled biscuits on a plate and cover them well in foil or plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Then store in a larger airtight container in the fridge. You can always warm up or reheat the biscuits before serving if desired.
What goes well with orange sage biscuits?
These biscuits go great when served alongside other breakfast favorites like hashbrowns and eggs, but thanks to the depth of savory flavors these biscuits would also make a tasty addition to the dinner table in form of a side dish. Serve them up whenever you want and they’re sure to disappear just the same.
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 (12oz) bottle beer (I used Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber Ale)
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 oranges zested
- Juice from 2 oranges
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Stir in cheese and fresh sage leaves.
- Fold in melted butter, orange zest and juice from oranges along with the beer. Stir just until combined.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface. Pat down into a 1-inch disc. Using a 3-inch round biscuit cutter, cut biscuits, gathering scraps as you go.
- Continue to pat down and cut remaining dough.
- Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Brush biscuits with milk and sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 27mgSodium 611mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 8g