I think I've mentioned here before that I belong to a Supper Club. This is actually my second supper club...the first one fizzled out in less than a year when everyone's schedules were too full to actually find time to get together. I've been part of this one for about a year but some of the group have been together for 4 years. I found this group on the Cooking Light website, they have an area set up just for people who are looking to start a new supper club or join an existing one. My group meets about every 2 months. We usually have a theme and we all bring a different dish to the host's home and eat. We met last Saturday and the theme was "Copy Cat" recipes...you know, recipes from restaurants, etc. Although it is a "cooking light" club, I was bad and made a not-so-light recipe...Red Lobster's Cheese Biscuits. If you've ever been to a Red Lobster Restaurant you probably know how good these are! They bring them to your table as soon as you sit down. They are tender, buttery, garlicky, cheesy bits of goodness. I know what you're thinking..."I thought Cindy said she was on a diet"! Yes I'm on a diet and I ate these anyway!
Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits
2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
¾ cup cold whole milk
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
Bush on Top:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter.
Makes one dozen biscuits.