Recipe - Cheddar Biscuits

I haven't posted a recipe in far too long but forgive me please! I just haven't been able to whip up anything awesome lately but I had an itch to dip into my bookmarked recipes recently; so, here it is. I had to adjust the original recipe after doing a test batch, and the second round came out very well. These are pretty much those biscuits you get at Red Lobster that make you feel guilty and fat. Yep - they are full of butter, garlic, and cheese. Were they worth the guilt? Yes. Try them out for yourself!

Step 1: Ingredients (serving size: 12 biscuits)

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup whole milk, cold
  • 1 cup (4 oz) sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 1/4 tsps salt*
  • 2 1/2 tbsps oil*
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 3 3/4 tsps baking powder*
  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter, cold

  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes, dried
  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter, melted

Ingredient note:
  1. * - These ingredients are the equivalent of 2.5 cups of Bisquick. If you have that on hand, you can give it a try too.

Step 2: Mixing the dry ingredients
For the dough, use a large fork or a pastry cutter to combine your cold butter with the salt, oil, flour, and baking powder (or Bisquick). You want to make sure and use cold butter because it is essential in the baking process to creating your fluffy biscuits. When you combine the two, the butter can still be in pieces that are about the size of peas.

Step 3: Mixing in the wet ingredients
The first time I did this part of the process, I worked the dough too much and ended up with biscuits that weren't awesome. You want to add the cheese, garlic powder, and milk to your mix and then mix by hand. However, do not handle the dough too much because you will melt the butter and make everything tough. I made this mistake because I was worried when my dough seemed too dry. Don't worry - there will be some flour that is not completely incorporated.

Step 4: Baking the biscuits
Preheat your oven to 400°F. If you have an ice cream scoop, scoop out 12 balls of dough to place on a large baking sheet. If you don't, you can form balls with your hands but be careful of how long you hold them. The balls only need to be about an inch apart as they will not expand too much. Place your sheet inside the oven to bake.

Step 5: Finishing
The biscuits are to be in the oven for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. In the last two or three minutes of the bake time, you can make the coating. Melt the butter in a small bowl before adding your garlic powder and parsley. Using a pastry brush (or in my case, a spoon and careful handling), put the coating on the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven. This will make them look even more appetizing and a nice golden brown color with bits of green! Enjoy!