20 Minute Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

It’s been a little quiet around here because I’m still getting over this cold of mine and that pinched nerve in my neck. Yeow is all I can say! Thank goodness for medicine and thanks for the sweet comments and emails! I made these biscuits late one night a few weeks ago and posted on facebook about them…it was a late night craving. I have been making these biscuits for years and they are supposed to be a copy cat of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

I don’t even remember where I got the recipe and seriously have been making these biscuits since high school…my besties from HS can vouch for this. I don’t know if they are close to Red Lobster’s biscuits but they are amazing!

I have to admit, I usually make them with Bisquick and not from scratch! I know, I know so this time, I wanted to give them a try and used Tara’s recipe for homemade Bisquick. I have to tell you…I couldn’t decide, it was really close so I took it to my Bunko group last night. I conducted an unscientific poll and you won’t believe that the Bisquick ones eased out as a winner from the group. I’m sure everyone will have their own opinion but I think I’ll keep making them with Bisquick and from scratch when I don’t have a box of Bisquick on hand.

And I do like to freshly grate the cheddar cheese but I do sometimes use the bag of cheese as another shortcut measure. Even when I grate the cheese by hand, I can still get these biscuits on the table in less than 20 minutes.

By the way, I used a large cookie scoop (about 2.5 Tablespoons to scoop these biscuits out) to ensure uniformity.

Just wanted to share with you my favorite garlic powder…

They are soft, pillowy and addictive, I know you won’t be able to eat just one. And even better, they take 20 minutes or less to get on the table. Hope you enjoy!

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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Yield: 10 to 12 biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

A copy cat recipe for Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits - you can make them from scratch or use Bisquick!


Ingredients:

2 cups Bisquick

2/3 cup milk (I used low fat milk)

1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (I used McCormick California garlic powder)


(If making from scratch, substitute 2 cups Bisquick for 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (how to measure flour), 1 Tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt and cut in 3 Tablespoons unsalted cold butter with a butter knife or pastry cutter. When adding in milk, increase to 1 cup.)


Directions:

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.


In a large mixing bowl, mix Bisquick and cheddar cheese together with a rubber spatula. Add milk and combine. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop portions onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.


While the biscuits are baking in the oven, melt butter in a microwave-safe container in 15 second intervals. Add garlic powder and mix thoroughly. Right after removing, the biscuits from the oven, brush butter-garlic mixture on the tops. Using a spatula, remove the biscuits from the cookie sheet and serve immediately.


Scratch recipe made 10 biscuits, bisquick recipe made 12 biscuits. Store biscuits in a zippered plastic bag in the fridge. They are good reheated - about 15 seconds or less in the microwave.


Homemade bisquick subsitution from UnsophistiCook


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