Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits

cheddarbaybiscuitsThis is a spot-on recipe, closest to any that I have seen. In most places, the rolls and biscuits are pretty much ignored, but not at Red Lobster. Heck I always wrap up the leftovers and bring them home. They are that good.

Since we seldom frequent Red Lobster, I have always been willing to try a good knock-off recipe.

This one fits the bill.

It’s easy to make and worth it.

So what are you waiting for? Get busy!

 

INGREDIENTS:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
For the topping
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist. Gently fold in cheese.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead just until it all comes together (just a few turns) Pat into a circle about 1/4 inch high. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits and place barely touching on the baking sheet.   Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the topping, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl. Working one at a time, brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture.

SERVES: 9-10 biscuits

NOTES: Be careful not to overwork the dough. The tenderness depends on just working it until it is one homogenous piece. More will make the biscuits tough.

SOURCE: Adapted from Damn Delicious (who also adapted it)

 

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