I’m not a huge fan of Red Lobster, but they do make some very good cheddar biscuits. The recipe seems everywhere these days, so I’m just making a note of it when I want to make a batch. So with little further ado, just copy it out and you too can make these lovely tender morsels that so delight restaurant patrons.
The only place I change anything is the parsley. I don’t use dried parsley frankly, so I substituted fresh in mine. I don’t think it made any difference.
- 2 c flour
- 1/4 c shortening
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp butter (keep it cold)
- 3/4 c milk
- 1/4 tsp garlic (granulated)
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley ( about 1/2 tsp dried)
- 1 c cheddar cheese ( I use extra sharp, but sharp will do)
- Whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Cut the butter into tiny pieces and then using a pastry blender, cut until it resembles small peas.
- Add the milk, and just barely mix with a spoon or spatula.
- Add the cheese and parsley and fold in gently. The harder you mix, the tougher the biscuit will be.
- Turn out on a floured surface and pat the mass into a round or oblong shape about 1/3 inch or so high.
- Using a disk cutter, cut out about 7 pieces, push the dough together again get about 2 more.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet, touching each other (the touching gives them something to climb and makes them puff up higher.)
- Bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes (until golden).
- You can if you wish brush the tops with some melted butter and sprinkle with some additional parsley.
Serves: 9 biscuits
- Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits (nickisrandommusings.com)
- Garlic Cheddar Biscuits a la Red Lobster. (omnomnomtreats.wordpress.com)
- Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe (everythingunderthesunandmore.wordpress.com)