Pop-a-Top Beer Biscuits

Diane Atherton


Serve these with butter, preserves, honey, gravy or they can also be used as dinner rolls.

These light and flakey biscuits where perfect for our leftover pork roast and gravy!

Try a hot one slathered with butter and your favorite jam for breakfast.

Hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 4 votes

twelve 2 1/2-inch biscuits
5 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    all purpose baking mix
  • 1 c
    self rising flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, frozen
  • 2/3 c
    beer or you can use tonic water (i used lite beer) don't finish off the beer just yet, may need a few extra drops if dough is too dry
  • ·
    butter for skillet

How to Make Pop-a-Top Beer Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Melt a little butter in bottom of cast iron skillet (I used 10-inch skillet).
  2. In a mixing bowl add baking mix, flour and baking powder; whisk to combine. (yes I used baking powder with self-rising flour for a lighter biscuit)
  3. Grate frozen butter through the large holes of a cheese grater into the flour mixture; toss to combine. NOTE: I used a paper towel to grip butter as I got to the end and it became slippery.
  4. Stir beer into flour/butter mixture; stir until moistened. Dough will be thick. Add a few more drops if dough is too dry.

    NOTE: Got the message from my friend Kathy Griffin and what a nice tip: "I made these again this morning, but I didn't want to pop a top at 8 in the morning lol, so I used tonic water, I know the beer gives them a slight different taste and smell, but, the tonic water gave them the same texture. So for anyone that doesn't want to use beer in them try it with tonic water"
  5. Pat out dough on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter (I used 2 1/2-inch cutter). I had enough dough for 12 biscuits.
  6. Place biscuits in heated skillet, brush melted butter on top if desired (I did). Bake 12 to 14 minutes until lightly browned on top.

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About Pop-a-Top Beer Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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