I used to love going to Red Lobster if for nothing else than their Cheddar Bay Biscuits (or one of their "feasts" of course). They have this lovely garlic butter and cheddar flavor and when they're warm they're pretty much addicting. I may or may not have eaten four when I made them within about 10 minutes. :). Sooo good.
I made the whole recipe in my Kitchenaid mixer instead of mixing the dough by hand and they turned out soft, fluffy, and beautiful. There's also no "cutting in" of shortening in this recipe which I think makes it easier. The original recipe calls for Bisquick but I don't keep that on hand so I made it homemade. It only takes a minute and has many uses. It's much better (in my opinion) to whip up a cup or two when you need it, than to have the whole box and not use it and it expires.
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Makes 12 biscuits
- 2 cups Bisquick*
- ¾ cup 1% buttermilk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes, crushed fine
1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
2. Combine baking mix, milk, and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Mix by hand until well combined (or use a mixer).
3. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions (about 3 tablespoons each) and spoon onto a lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheet. Flatten each biscuit slightly with your fingers.
4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to brown.
5. In a small bowl, combine the butter with the garlic powder. Heat the butter mixture for 30 seconds in the microwave then brush a light coating over the top of each biscuit immediately after removing them from the oven. Sprinkle a dash of parsley over the top of each biscuit.
Makes 2 cups
- 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup shortening
1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixer. Add shortening. Mix until well combined. Proceed with recipe.
Adapted from Top Secret Recipes Lite!