Get Back in the Saddle and Blueberry Beer Biscuits

by Joanne on May 13, 2011

We flew into Syracuse after 5:15 pm.


We saw the Syracuse Fairgrounds below and wondered whether we would be in the mood to visit the all too familiar grounds late in August when the Fair was in full swing.  We were home.


The weather was a perfect 80 degrees and a bit of sunshine to welcome us home. 

And then we woke up on Friday.

It was raining. It was 54 degrees.  Yes folks, we were back in Utica, New York.

Both Ted and I had plans. Ted wanted to get on his “real” bike and ride and I wanted to get Shane and go for a long run. Since it was raining, I killed the idea of a long run and ran about 6 miles. My Garmin decided not to find a satellite until we were well into the Proctor Parks, towards the end of our run.  It was an easy pace and great to be running with my buddy Shane again.

Ted on the other hand didn’t have such a great ride. I came home to a hobbling husband.  He fell off his bike.  He hit railroad tracks by Con Med Corp. and down he went. A broken mirror, twisted handlebars, scrapped hands, knee, and behind.  He sure took a good tumble.  His intention of doing some hill climbing had to be put on hold.  Ice packs for the rest of the day. 

The triathlon he’s training for isn’t until May 29th. The fall will put a crimp in his running and biking for a day or two.  Hoping it’s not as bad as it looks because Ted picked up his wet suit on the way home from the airport and is really anxious to try it out. *The triathlon Sprint is in Cooperstown NY.  If you’re into Tri’s, check it out because….Free Ommegang Beer for all athletes and volunteers at the post race party!

Speaking of beer…

An easy blueberry BEER biscuit

Not just Blueberry beer but any beer biscuits. Quick and easy and a great little accompaniment to a meal.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cups Promise healthy heart margarine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Blueberry (or your favorite) beer

Preheat oven to 450 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl.  Add the margarine and mix until it resembles a rough flour mixture.  Add the beer and knead until a dough is formed. Roll out about 1/2 inch thick and make biscuit shapes with a water glass or cutter.

Brush the tops with egg wash (1 egg with 1 TBS water) and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until brown on top.   Makes 8 – 10 biscuits


Deliciously simple


I bet these would be GREAT with a cherry wheat beer!


Do you prefer your beer in a GLASS or in a BISCUIT?  Winking smile

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  • At 2011.05.13 17:58, Ola said:

    I think the recipe is very interesting, but I realy must ask you about one thing: What is “Blueberry beer”? Is it a beer with blueberry flavour?

    • At 2011.05.13 19:19, Joanne said:

      Blueberry beer is light beer with the natural flavors of blueberry and colored with the juices of the fruit. Thank you for asking. 🙂

      • At 2011.05.13 21:23, claudia lamascolo said:

        Joanne, I so understand and remember the weather changes…. glad you had a wonderful time… Blueberry bear sounds wonderful! These muffins sound awesome~

        • At 2011.05.14 18:43, Stephanie @ StephSnacks said:

          After seeing this recipe, I think I prefer my beer in both! 😛

          • At 2011.05.14 19:18, Ola said:

            @ Stephanie – LOL . In both and in grilled ribs.

            • At 2011.05.14 19:21, Tammy said:

              To be honest, I prefer it in a glass but your biscuits look great also.

              • At 2011.05.14 23:11, Bela said:

                Sorry about your hubby, how is he feeling? I have never had biscuits made from beer so I will have to say I like my beer straight out of a bottle 😉

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