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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

When I was little, I wasn’t a big seafood fan (though that has since changed a bit!) but when  mom used to go to Red Lobster with a friend, I remember getting SO excited for her to bring me home their scrumptious Cheddar Bay biscuits. It’s been years since I’ve had one of their biscuits but last night, I made this recipe and I was SHOCKED—it was like going back in time… these (to me at least)… are EXACTLY the same thing. I couldn’t BELIEVE IT!!! My husband had never had one of their biscuits but he died over these things. I recommend serving them with your favorite soup … but we just ate them all by themselves, they’re way too good. It’s amazing too because they’re ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish! AH!

Cheddar Biscuits
Serves: About 10 Biscuits
 
Ingredients
  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup shredded)
  • 1 cup buttermilk, cold* (see below for buttermilk substitution)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled for 5 minutes
  • For the Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Stir in the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk and melted butter together until small lumps form.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the large bowl with the flour and mix until a dough has formed and the ingredients are no longer dry.
  5. Grease a ¼ cup and scoop out the dough with it. Place on the baking sheet, leaving slightly more than an inch between each.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  7. While the biscuits are in the oven, mix 2 tablespoons of melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush the biscuits with this mixture right when they come out of the oven.
  8. Don’t they smell GOOD!?
Notes
Buttermilk Substitution: For each cup of buttermilk, you can use 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice along with enough milk to measure 1 cup.

Flour Substitution: You can also use whole wheat flour for this recipe 🙂

Recipe Source: DamnDelicious