Thursday, October 10, 2013

Black Pepper Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These light and fluffy biscuits are the very thing I look forward to when someone suggests we eat at Red Lobster!  They are hot and cheesy, with that distinctive garlickly bite... YUM!  But you know what?  They ridiculously easy to make at home, so why pay restaurant prices?

Seriously, they are so quick and easy that you can whip them up while the rest of your dinner is cooking.  For that matter, they would be amazing split in two with some sausage and eggs for a breakfast sandwich.  With all the cool weather soups and pots of chili on the horizon, these would be perfect dippers.  Oh, the possibilities!

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Ingredients:    (9 biscuits)
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and cold
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
Garlic Butter topping
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • kosher salt for sprinkling
Step-by-Step:  
Tip - after cutting my butter into small cubes, I put it back into the fridge.  I left it there until the moment I needed it, so it would stay cold.  Same thing with the cheese.  Grate it, then refrigerate it until you are ready to add it to the mix.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Prepare your pan with either cooking spray or parchment paper (my personal preference).  Mix together the biscuit ingredients. 
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
4 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small cubes
With either a pastry cutter, two knives, or two forks, cut the butter into tiny pieces.  They should be about the size of green peas at the end.

1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and cold
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup cold milk
Stir only until they are combined.  Do not over stir them.
Drop by 1/4 cup amounts onto the parchment paper, leaving space in between them for them to spread out.  Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.  I found that my old, broken ice cream scoop was a great size for this job.
Parchment paper is such an awesome project.  It's not messy.  It adds no fat or calories to your dish.  It makes clean-up a snap.  And the food doesn't stick to it!  Definitely a win-win!
Now pop these guys into the preheated oven while everything is still cold!
While the biscuits are baking, prepare the garlic butter topping.  Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small pot on the stovetop.  Add in the seasoning and stir to combine.
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp black pepper
Stir to combine.  If you have a 4 year old around, hide the topping.  I couldn't keep Lily out of it!  She made the determination that she would like this over her noodles one day.  Hmmm... 

After you take the biscuits out of the oven, brush the tops with the garlic butter topping.  

Sprinkle just a bit of kosher salt over the tops of them.

Enjoy!  
 
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!  Better yet, I hope you will go make some right now!!  If you are curious as to the other sorts of recipes I have, visit my Recipe Index for tons of great ideas!

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Written Method:
Tip - after cutting my butter into small cubes, I put it back into the fridge.  I left it there until the moment I needed it, so it would stay cold.  Same thing with the cheese.  Grate it, then refrigerate it until you are ready to add it to the mix.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Prepare your pan with either cooking spray or parchment paper (my personal preference).  Mix together the biscuit ingredients and stir only until they are combined.  Do not over stir them.  Drop by 1/4 cup amounts onto the parchment paper, leaving space in between them for them to spread out.  Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. 
While the biscuits are baking, prepare the garlic butter topping.  Melt the butter in the microwave in a small pot on the stove top.  Add in the seasoning and stir to combine.
After you take the biscuits out of the oven, brush the tops with the garlic butter topping.  Sprinkle just a bit of kosher salt over the tops of them.   

Enjoy!  .. perhaps out on the front porch, reading a book!  These hot, tender, cheesy biscuits are really hard to pass up!
 

3 comments:

  1. Honestly the only reason that I've gone to Red Lobster is for these biscuits. These look even yummier!

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    1. Kari - I hear ya!!! Hope you will try them! :)

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  2. Oh, yum! These biscuits look SO good! :)

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