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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Garlic and Cheese Biscuits

One of my favorite places to eat is Red Lobster and a high point of a visit there are their garlic and cheese biscuits.   After searching a bit online, tweaking and playing, I've come up with a pretty good imitation of those delicious biscuits.  Here you go!

1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
(if using buttermilk, 1/4 tsp. baking soda)
5 tbsp. butter
1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/2 cup shredded parmesan)

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or more if you like a more garlicy biscuit)

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.    Blend together the flour, baking powder, (baking soda if using) and salt.   Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, making coarse crumbs.   Make a well in center and add the milk (or buttermilk) and grated cheese.   Stir together quickly as possible.   Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet.    Bake in the preheated oven about 12-15 minutes or until risen and lightly browned.   Mix the melted butter with the garlic powder and brush over the baked biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven.   Enjoy! 

P.S.  I guarantee you can't eat just one!   Oh, and if you want to tweak it a bit more, add some dry Italian herbs to the dry ingredients for a nice change.