CopyCat Cheddar Biscuits

redlobsterI’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.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients. 
  2. Cut the butter into tiny pieces and then using a pastry blender, cut until it resembles small peas.
  3. Add the milk, and just barely mix with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Add the cheese and parsley and fold in gently. The harder you mix, the tougher the biscuit will be.
  5. Turn out on a floured surface and pat the mass into a round or oblong shape about 1/3 inch or so high.
  6. Using a disk cutter, cut out about 7 pieces, push the dough together again get about 2 more.
  7. Place on a greased cookie sheet, touching each other (the touching gives them something to climb and makes them puff up higher.)
  8. Bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes (until golden).
  9. You can if you wish brush the tops with some melted butter and sprinkle with some additional parsley.

Serves: 9 biscuits

 

 

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