Lazy Woman’s Guide to Making Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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The warm, moist flakiness of Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay biscuits is one of those things that makes people love eating at the restaurant chain. There are few things better than when you’re really hungry and the waitress sets a steaming basket of those biscuits in the center of the table.

I have been experimenting with their boxed recipe here at home, my own cheddar cheesy biscuit recipe and I have come up with the perfect solution for people who are a bit lazy and want the ease of a boxed mix, but also don’t want to pay a fortune for biscuits.

Lazy Woman’s Guide to Making Cheddar Bay Biscuits

10 medium size biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 8 tablespoons of butter (it should be cold)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack or Monterey jack
  • 2/3 cup milk (or so)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning

Instructions

  1. Add Bisquick to large bowl.
  2. Cut 5 tablespoons of the butter into small cubes.
  3. Use a pastry mixer or use your hands and mix cold butter into the mix until it resembles corn meal. It's okay to leave some little buttery pockets. These will melt as the biscuit cooks and create delicious little air pockets of flavor. Mmm!
  4. Add milk and gently stir until you have a dough and all flour is mixed in.
  5. Now, fold in the cheese. Don't overmix. Just throw it in and fold it over. Obviously you want the cheese throughout.
  6. Use a tablespoon to place globs of dough onto a parchment paper lined cooking sheet (easy cleanup and the bottoms crisp up).
  7. I prefer to cook at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Cook until biscuits are a golden brown.
  8. Now, take the remaining butter (about 3 tablespoons) and nuke in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds. Heat an additional 10 seconds at a time until butter is melted.
  9. Use a garlic press or dice the clove of fresh garlic and add to the butter. You an also use about a 1/4 teaspoon of powder instead (make sure it is garlic powder and not garlic salt).
  10. Add the old bay seasoning.
  11. Mix thoroughly and brush on top of biscuits while they are still warm. Be liberal with the butter.
  12. Serve immediately for best taste, but you can also store in the fridge.

Reheat these biscuits by wrapping in a paper towel and microwaving for 20 seconds.

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These biscuits go great with fish, pasta and even steak. Try them out. Your family will love them and you’ll be impressed with how easy they are to make. It will taste like you spent hours rolling out dough.

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Crabby Housewife

Crabby Housewife

Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 27 years - they have two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.