Happy St. Paddy's Day! You might not be able to hit the bars yet again, but why not treat yourself to some cheesy, spinach filled Guinness Biscuits? I'm dead set on sneaking greens into everything this day, and it's St. Paddy's Day, so it makes extra sense, right? I combined two recipes, and I'm VERY pleased with the results.
If you're a meat eater like my husband, go ahead and slice one open and add some ham. That's Irish, right?
Sources: The Spruce Eats | Healthy Happy Life
Makes: 12 | Time: 25 min
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 tablespoons butter (cold; cut into small pieces)
1 cup Irish cheddar cheese, finely shredded
7 ounces Guinness Stout
5 lightly packed cups of #spinach
1/4 cup water to blend the spinach down
Preheat the oven to 425 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir with a whisk to blend thoroughly. Stir in the shredded Cheddar cheese.
Work the butter in until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
Blend the spinach with some water. Lightly stir in the Guinness and spinach. Turn out onto a surface which has been dusted with flour and knead just a few times, until you have a soft cohesive dough.
Pat the dough out into a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the biscuits for about 10 to 12 minutes, or just until lightly browned.
Journal: not today! It's a the holiest of holidays!