One of my favorite biscuits EVER is the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Garlicky, cheesy, buttery…what’s not to love? Just walking through the door makes my mouth water. I could eat a basket all by myself.
This recipe for cheddar bay biscuits does not use a bread mix. It’s made from scratch and is ready in under 30 minutes.
TO PREPARE THE CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter in a measuring cup. Mix in 1 cup of buttermilk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently until almost combined. Do not overmix or the biscuits will not be light and fluffy. Carefully, fold in the cheese, again not over-mixing.
Place a sheet of parchment on a large baking tray. Using a measuring cup or an ice cream scoop, scoop 1/4 cup of the biscuit dough onto the parchment paper. There is no need to roll them out or cut them with a biscuit cutter. These are called drop biscuits. Leave about 2 inches between the biscuits to allow for rising and to ensure that they are browned all around.
Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
TO PREPARE THE TOPPING
While the biscuits are baking, prepare the topping by combining all the ingredients in a small. bowl. Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush generously with the topping.
These Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are best when served immediately, but can be served at any temperature.
RED LOBSTER CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS
CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pinch cayenne pepper optional
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using).
- Melt 1/2 cup butter. Add 1 cup buttermilk and stir.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until almost combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
- Carefully, fold in the cheese.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Drop 1/4 cup of biscuit batter onto the parchment paper leaving about 2 inches between each biscuit.
- Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 12-15 until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and brush with the prepared topping.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, parsley, and garlic powder.
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