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Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits

Who doesn't love those buttery, garlic-y, cheesy biscuits from Red Lobster?  I could probably eat 6 without trying too hard.   While we don't eat there very often, I do like to make my own version of them at home, which I typically pair with dishes such as baked cod, potato soup, or even roasted chicken. 

Ingredients: (Yield: ~12 biscuits)

  • 3 c flour
  • scant 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) grated/shredded, cold butter
  • 1/8 c baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c cold milk
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 c shredded cheese
  • Topping: 2 TBSP melted butter, 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, and few sprigs of chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 425F.  Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.  Cut in the grated/shredded butter until the mixture looks like corn meal.  Gradually add in the cold milk (mixing as you pour it in) until the dough holds together.  If you need a little extra, add in a few splashes to incorporate all of the dry ingredients, being careful not to add too much (if you accidentally do, just add in a smidge of flour to correct the consistency).  Fold in the shredded cheese until it is incorporated, kneading it as you do so.  Rather than rolling out the biscuit dough, simply form them by hand, shaping them into circular discs.  Bake for ~15-18 minutes, or until golden-brown.  Once baked, brush the tops with the melted butter-garlic-and parsley mixture.  Enjoy!


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