From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The recipe for these biscuits is purported to be the one used to make the Cheddar Bay Biscuits that are served at Red Lobster. I must admit I've never eaten at Red Lobster, but the Silver Fox has, and he likes the biscuits that are served there. I made a pot of tomato soup today and I thought this would be a good time to give the recipe a try. The biscuits are really easy to make and my sampler loved them, giving them a solid A+. I must admit I was less enamored of them. The biscuits have a wonderfully cheesy flavor, but I found them to be too short, bordering on the almost greasy. My palate does not react well to overly rich or sweet food and I suspect it is responsible for the difference between my review and that of the Silver Fox. I urge you to give the biscuits a try. Their popularity leads me to believe that my review is an outlier and the biscuits have merely fallen victim to my "princess and the pea" attitude towards certain foods. If you love rich and cheesy, I suspect these biscuits have your name on them. If you make them, I'd love to know what you think of them. Here is how they are made.
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of The Slow Roasted Italian
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
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
2) Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper, if using, in a large bowl.
3) 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.
4) Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop the batter evenly onto prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
5) Meanwhile, whisk together butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl.
6) Working one at a time, brush tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 biscuits.
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