Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zucchini-Gruyere Beer Bread Biscuits

 I was given this giant zucchini from my grandmother's garden and instead of chopping it up and grilling it with dinner, I wanted to make something different with it.

I'm really not a fan of zucchini on it's own, I have to admit, but I love it's versatility. You can throw it in anything and no one even knows its there! Its perfect for sneaking in vegetables, for kids and for husbands! haha

While browsing through some of my favorite blogs, I found this amazing recipe for Zucchini-Cheddar Drop Biscuits at A Cozy Kitchen. 

We were having quite the cool and dreary day so I thought I would make a nice roasted tomato and red pepper soup and these biscuits to go along with it. The only problem was I had no milk, no cheddar, and only about 3 tablespoons of butter. 

But what I did have was plenty of gruyere and a box of beer bread mix from Tastefully Simple! So I improvised a little bit by adding the zucchini and shredded gruyere to the mix, brushed them with melted butter and sprinkled the tops with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. 

They were the perfect accompaniment to the delicious tomato soup! If you don't have a beer bread mix, no sweat, just click on the link above and following along with Adrianna's recipe!

Zucchini-Gruyere Beer Bread Biscuits
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry. adapted from A Cozy Kitchen
makes 18 to 20 biscuits
3/4 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 small zucchini-I only used have of mine)
1 cup shredded gruyere (or whatever you have on hand)
1 package beer bread mix
12 oz of your favorite beer
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   

Shred zucchini and squeeze it in paper towels or cheesecloth to release excess water.  Sprinkle it with sea salt.

Mix together beer and bread mix according to package instructions. Gently mix in zucchini and cheese. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop large tablespoonfuls of mix. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt and coarsely ground pepper.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!


Sue/the view from great island said...

What a great idea. I love to have various drop biscuit ideas in mind for the cooler weather, it's like having instant fresh bread around without any of the hassle.

spiceblogger said...

YUM! These look sooo good! I love baking beer bread when it's chilly and dreary outside b/c it's such a comfort food. Will def. have to try your recipe.
Thanks! (love your blog, btw. this was my first visit) :)

Claire @ The Realistic Nutritionist said...

I was sold at beer and gruyere. What a fabulous flavor combination. Perfect Oktoberfest biscuits don't you think?

Ana Rita said...

Hummm great biscuits!I love zucchini.Here in Portugal it's called , courgettes.


Tina said...

Wow-you have really brought some great ingredients together on these biscuits! I will need to try this recipe-buzz buzz!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

Oh my goodness, these look so amazing!

Tiffany said...

Beer and Gruyere?!?!? I'm speechless ;)

marina {yummy mummy} said...

what a perfect use for end of summer zucchini!

Carolyn said...

Great save, I love the twist on it...you came up with a whole new recipe and it sounds delicious!

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Awesome idea to use the Tastefully Simple beer bread, I have some of that in the cabinet right now!

Beloved Green said...

Nice adaptation, I am with you on the zucchini. I cannot eat it alone, but mix it up in something and I will eat it up.

Allison said...

I love drop biscuits. I have never had beer bread ... not sure why. These nd great!sou

Yasmeen said...

Great mix of flavors -- just love gruyere and beer. Together with one of my fav summer veggies, this looks like a winner.

Lindselicious said...

I saw that posted the other day too! I love what you did with the recipe! These look amazing!

momdecuisine said...

I would have never thought of this combination! Love it! Buzzed you...

briarrose said...

I am the same way with zucchini...it must be in something not solo. ;) Tasty looking biscuits packed with flavor.


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