Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Here's a recipe for biscuits - similar to cheese scones - provided by regular contributors Donna and Bill over in Canada. 

"I don't suppose that you have any of the Red Lobster chain of restaurants in England? They make the best biscuits you've ever eaten. I guess they are not what you'd call biscuits, we'd call what you call biscuits cookies, so not sure what you'd call these. Have attached the recipe in case you want to try them. They are awesome. When I found the recipe, I made a batch, and that's all we had for dinner. They are pretty musty, you must keep eating more!" - Donna

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in 20 Minutes - makes approximately 18 biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 ½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter (divided)
1 cup whole milk
1 (8 oz) package shredded cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon dried parsley



Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add 1 stick (½ cup) of butter to a small microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic and ½ tsp salt. Whisk until well combined. Add melted butter and milk and whisk just until flour is all wet, do not over mix. Add cheese and fold in with a spoon.

Drop heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.

Meanwhile melt remaining ½ stick (¼ cup) of butter in small mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and parsley. Stir with pastry brush.

Remove biscuits from oven, brush with melted butter mixture. Serve and enjoy!