I think we can all agree that the best part of going to Red Lobster is the warm, cheesy biscuits that you get with your meal. I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve been known to hoover a basket of biscuits just to ask for more so I can bring them home. My name is Alison, and I might be addicted to cheddar biscuits. After searching for a while, I came across the BEST cheddar biscuit recipe – and it’s pretty easy if you ask me. If you close your eyes and imagine children running around you and the smell of fish and crab, you’d swear you were at Red Lobster. Now that I’ve completely over sold this recipe… here it is!
2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached or regular)
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup cold butter
2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese (the sharper the better!)
1/2 – 2/3 cups milk
3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes or 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Whisk together to combine thoroughly.
3. Add chunks of butter. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until it is coarse/pea-sized. TIP: Freeze your butter and use a cheese grater to grate your butter into the bowl instead of cutting it. It’s important that your butter is cold so that you get those pockets of melted goodness.
4. Add oil, grated cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup milk. Stir together. Keep adding milk a bit at a time, just until the dough is moistened and no longer dry and powdery. Your dough should be moist enough to stay together, but not sticky. If you find it getting on the sticky side, sprinkle in some more flour.
5. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop, large spoon or even your measuring cup. No need to form these into balls or pack them down.
6. Bake for 15-17 minutes. While biscuits are baking, melt 3 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the parsley.
7. When biscuits come out of the oven, use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.
Makes one dozen biscuits.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 12 servings