Friday, November 15, 2013

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

For the most part, I can pass on the seafood served at Red Lobster. The biscuits, however, are another story. Buttery, cheesy and flaky, these biscuits are hands down the best part of the meal. 

And now, I can make them at home. A few months ago, I came across a recipe for knock-off Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Brown Eyed Baker. I instantly knew I must make them to see if they live up to the original version. 

I'm happy to report these biscuits are fantastic and just as tasty as the ones served at the restaurant. I definitely recommend making these this weekend. Serve them alongside homemade soup. They would even make a wonderful addition to the bread basket at Thanksgiving!

So easy to make and even easier to eat ;)

Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup buttermilk, cold
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled for 5 minutes

For the Topping:
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp minced fresh parsley (or ¼ teaspoon dried)

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cayenne. Next, stir in the cheddar cheese, then set aside.
In a separate bowl, stir together the buttermilk and melted butter until the butter forms small clumps. Then, add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix gently until dough forms and no dry ingredients remain. Add 1/4 cup scoops of dough to the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little more than an inch between biscuits.

Bake about 12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown. While the biscuits are in the oven, stir together the 2 Tbsp melted butter, garlic powder and parsley. After removing the biscuits from the oven, immediately brush with the topping mixture. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. 

Tell me: Do you have any restaurant knock-off recipes that you love? 

Share away in the comments!

- ST


  1. OMG! i love you for this... i'm going to make these this weekend for sure! i LOVE those biscuits at red lobster!

  2. Replies
    1. They're super tasty! It's pretty much impossible to eat just one ;)

  3. Were having a low country shrimp boil tonight for dinner and these babies are just what the dr ordered!

    1. Ooh, that sounds like a perfect pairing! I hope you enjoyed the biscuits :)