I am so jealous of all of you that have a Red Lobster in their area! There isn’t one anywhere close to me (unless we want to take a day trip) And the last 9 years we lived in Massachusetts on the water, there wasn’t a Red Lobster for miles n miles! We did have the luxury of the wonderful local seafood places that sit right on the oceans edge. Which was incredible and the best most fresh seafood anyone could ask for. But, I love love red lobsters Cheddar bay biscuits! The salty flavor from the cheddar cheese and the moist fluffy center are just the perfect combination. This copycat recipe is very close to the real thing. Making it at home makes it that much more rewarding.
I found this recipe and tweaked it just a bit to satisfy my taste.
Check it out and let me know what you think!! There is also a picture at the bottom of how we transformed these wonderful little biscuits into big biscuits for a very satisfying breakfast sandwich!
2 cups All purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 heaping teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup butter milk (Make your own: To a one cup measuring cup add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar and top off with whole milk to make 1 cup. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir well.)
Mix flour, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
Cube your cold butter and add it to the dry ingredients above. Using a pastry cutter (or 2 butter knives), cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly.
Mix in the cheese
combine the egg with the buttermilk and beat well.
Add your milk/egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Drop large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes. Until golden brown on the top.
Recipe adapted from An Extraordinary Day
It is best to serve these biscuits warm and right from the oven. If you have left overs, don’t worry they are still great the next day! Fry up an egg or 2, add some bacon and cheese and breakfast is served!
Take a look at that! Yummmmm!