Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Cheddar Bay" Biscuits

Tonight's dinner was your basic tilapia in a lemon-butter sauce.  But I wanted to have biscuits with it.

I poked about online for a replica of the only reason people go to Red Lobster - the Cheddar Bay biscuits.  And all of them, to the last one, called for Bisquick mix.

Really?  You're too lazy to mix together some flour, baking soda and baking powder??

I've been using this biscuit recipe for four years now.  So I just took this basic recipe and modified it.  The results?

Delicious, fluffy biscuity goodness.  YUM.

"Cheddar Bay" Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried chives
1 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4-5 tbsp butter
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add in cheese and toss lightly to coat with the flour.  Cut in butter until flour resembles crumbs. Using a wooden spoon, mix in buttermilk until combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Drop heaping tablespoons of the batter onto parchment. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are done (insert a toothpick to test).


Amy and Jeff said...

So did they taste like the ones at Red Lobster? They look delicious.

CDL said...

They were very close. I think Red Lobster brushes theirs with butter after they're done baking, but I didn't think that was necessary. They were fluffy and buttery enough.