I've been looking for years for a recipe that mimics the delicious cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster, and I've finally found one! Of all places I ended up stumbling upon this recipe on the back of my bag of flour. Who would have thought? I've been making this tomato soup lately, and these biscuits are the perfect complement. Aside from being easy to make, the recipe makes a bunch of biscuits, and they're just as good warmed up in the oven.
There are only a few ingredients that you'll need. (Sugar not shown.)
This recipe calls for self-rising flour. If you don't have self-rising flour or prefer not to use it simply add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt for each cup of all-purpose flour used. Mix flour, garlic powder, parsley, sugar, and shredded cheddar.
Cut in butter cubes with a pastry blender, fork, or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
Stir in buttermilk. (If you don't have buttermilk or run out, you can easily substitute in regular milk or even whipping cream.) Add additional tablespoons of milk as needed if mixture is dry.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a silicone-lined, or a plain ungreased, baking sheet. I typically get between 14-17 biscuits depending on how I'm feeling and how large I make each biscuit.
Bake at 450º for 12-14 minutes or until tops are browned.
Cheddar Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits (Just like Red Lobster!)
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cold and cubed
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup cheddar, shredded
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp parsley, dried
2 Tbsp butter, melted (for brushing on top after cooking)
1. Heat oven to 450º.
2. Mix together flour, sugar, garlic powder, parsley, and shredded cheddar.
3. Cut in butter cubed until flour mixture is crumbly.
4. Add buttermilk and stir until combined. Add additional milk as needed if mixture is too dry.
5. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a silicon-lined (or plain, ungreased) baking sheet.
6. Bake 12-14 minutes until tops are brown.
7. Brush with melted butter.