Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I recently mentioned that we'd had dinner at Red Lobster and I did not eat a single one of their biscuits.  I was asked if I ever made them at home, and I do occasionally, so here's the recipe, Mary H. Hope you'll give them a try and let me know what you think.

They're super simple to make and we really do like them!  I do add some parsley flakes into the dough even though the recipe doesn't call for any.  I never measure the garlic powder, but probably use closer to 1/2 teaspoon in the dough since we like garlic so well.  Mine are also baked in a pan with the sides touching rather than on a cookie sheet.  When they're done, I just drizzle the butter and garlic mixture over the top and serve.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 tablespoons cold butter
1 heaping cup grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cold whole milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Brush on Top
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
pinch salt

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add Cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

3. Drop approximately 1/4-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

4. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.

Makes a dozen biscuits.

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