Peach Beer Blueberry Shortcakes are made with peach lambic beer and served on Raspberry Chocolate Stout Biscuits for a tart and sweet treat.
I did it. Two times. All by myself.
I successfully road (rowed?) my kayak alone. Two times! It’s crazy, right?Last weekend Chris went camping and four wheeling in the Georgia woods with some friends. If you have spent any time visiting this here website, you know that I absolutely did not go with them. Everyone had a better time.
I went to the lake. My first couple of times out kayaking was touch and go, but I was bound and determined that I could do it myself. I grabbed my shades, life jacket, and my trusty whistle and headed down to the pier.
I took a few deep breaths and set my kayak in the water and climbed in. Well, truth be told, it wasn’t as graceful as that sounds. Also, Chris knows me well enough to think ahead and bought this contraption that connects my paddle to my boat. Let’s just give a collective sigh of relief there because otherwise I’d still be floating around out there.
About 30 seconds after I pushed away from the dock, I realized that my kayak had been sitting on the pier and I didn’t think to look all the way inside where my feet were and it occurred to me that a snake could come slithering out of there and then I’d have a heart attack and drown. I told myself that if there had been any creatures in my kayak, all the commotion of boarding it would have scared them to kingdom come.
I was concerned about how I was going to extract myself from the kayak and get back up on the dock, but all was well and I was able to use the ladder. Oddly, the first time went better than the second time. I managed to get out without falling in, but there was quite a bit of water that needed to be drained from my vessel.
I rowed (road?) around the lake and all was well, but for one incident. All the safety information tells you to stay close to the shore line. That way you can get to land if you need to and you stay out of the way of the boats with motors that may run you over. I was sailing along nicely until I passed a neighboring dock and right about the time I was behind his boat the neighbor fired it up. I nearly had a heart attack and started rowing as fast as I could. Fortunately, the guy was safety-minded and looked behind him before backing out.
I thought I was going to have to use my whistle!
Peach Lambic and Blueberry Chocolate Stout Biscuit Shortcakes
For the Biscuits
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 12 tablespoons cold butter cut into 1/4 inch pieces
- 1/4 ounces goat cheese softened
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup raspberry chocolate stout
For the Blueberries
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup peach lambic or peach beer
- Whipped cream for topping
For the Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl
Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse and somewhat lumpy
Add milk, goat cheese, and beer and gently mix until dough comes together
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, roughly form into a 3/4 inch thick rectangle
Use a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits
Repeat shaping and cutting dough until it's all used up
Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
Brush tops with the heavy cream
Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown
Cool on a wire rack
For the Blueberries
Combine blueberries, sugar, and beer in a pot, bring to a boil, reduce and cook until soft and syrupy - about 10 minutes
Cut biscuit in half, top half with blueberries, then whipped cream, finish withe second half of biscuit
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
OMG I’m laughing so hard right now, Rach! I can see you panicking now (just like I would have). High five for you, though, for braving that all by yourself…I don’t know if I would have been as brave. Who knows what’s next, right 😉 This looks scrumptious, girlie. Love the peach beer/blueberry combo with the carby, buttery biscuit. So much YUM! Pinned! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks for the laugh! XOXO
Totally a great doze of laughs with my coffee this morning, I agree Dawn:)
Milena | Craft Beering
This was so funny to read Rachelle! I am glad you did not go four wheeling:) for two reasons – the biscuits you made us (wish I had one right now with my second cup of coffee) and this kayaking story! Thank you:) Peach lambic and blueberries… mmm. Will make a great kayaker out of anyone:)
David @ Spiced
Oh man, Rachelle…I am seriously cracking up right now thinking of you rowing out there by yourself. I’m not sure I ever would’ve thought about the possibility of a snake being in the kayak…but man, I definitely would have leapt (leaped?) straight into the water at the thought. I freakin’ hate snakes! Kudos to you for getting out there not once, but twice! 🙂 Also, I love this recipe. You’ve got so many fun summer fruit flavors going on here. I hope you saved some of these for Chris when he got home!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
Yay for you getting out there on your own! I’d probably still be floating around waiting for someone to rescue me! I love any kind of shortcakes and this one looks and sounds just perfect, Rachelle.
I feel like you would KILL IT if you were on a food cooking challenge and the secret ingredient was… BEER!! But seriously!!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I totally agree with Gigi! You’re a genius with beer Rach! These sound totally amazing. Such a great summer dessert!
Lynn | The Road to Honey
Ha! Ha! It sounds like you had quite the experience on the high seas Rach. I suspect that it will get easier the more times you do it (says the non-kayaker). as for checking the kayak for critters. . .well that’s a must. Whenever I am out on research projects in Africa, I always check my shoes for scorpions . . .even if they have only been off for a couple of minutes because you never know what might crawl in.
So my big question is, did this delicious shortcake help calm your nerves afterwards? I’m guessing it was your reward.
MMMM – what I wouldn’t do for this dessert out on the docks after a long ride in my kayak! You painted the picture very well! So happy no snakes got involved!!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I, for one, am very happy you didn’t drown and that they weren’t any snakes in your kayak cos oh hell nah! F snakes! Also, glad you have smart neighbors that look behind them before backing up. YIKES!!!! Who knew living on a lake could be so dang dangerous!
This recipe is dangerous. Dangerous cos it’s gonna be all up in ma mouth soon. I need to make these lovely boozy shortcakes for a July 4 BBQ. Nobody wants plain ol’ strawberry shortcakes…they are so 1997.
Stay safe out there my friend and remember to always carry your whistle!
You are too funny. Twice? Nice work. Glad you are venturing out on your own in the kayak. Sounds cathartic. Love the recipe and the sweet beer touch with blueberries. Lookin good!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Hooray for a successful trip! So glad there weren’t any snakes! My heart skipped a beat just thinking about the possibility. These shortcakes look fabulous! I think they are just the treat you deserves after having two successful days on the lake!
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
That Blueberry topping looks so good!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
You are so unbelievably creative!
This looks like the most gorgeous dessert! Love the creative flavors, too. I’ve never kayaked and I think you fared a million times better than I would have!
These shortcakes are delicious!!