These light, fluffy biscuits owe everything to good old Yankee ingenuity.
We first learned about these amazingly simple and delicious biscuits (referred to as Clyde Buck’s beer biscuits) from a family member. Intrigued, we asked for the recipe and Clyde was all too happy to share it with us. However, we were stumped by the second ingredient, Bakewell Cream. After a little research, we discovered that Bakewell Cream was produced out of wartime thrift in Bangor, Maine as a substitute for cream of tartar. It has stayed one of New England’s best-kept secrets for helping biscuits to rise higher for over 70 years, and fortunately for us (and you) this remarkable leavening agent is available online.
The simplicity of ingredients and short cooking time really allows the flavor of the beer to shine through, so feel free to use whatever brew you like.
Servings: 18 biscuits
Total Time: 25 minutes
Suggested Beer Pairing: We’ve baked these beer biscuits with a variety of different craft beers and have found that pairing them with a similar beer really brings out the flavors in both.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!