*Disclaimer: These were made a week ago - pre-Weight Watchers resolution! Lol!
I'm usually not a biscuit fan but Red Lobster's biscuits are the exception. There's just something about them, you can't help but gobble them up. (Good thing I've only been to Red Lobster 3 or 4 times!) I was very happy when one of my favourite blogs, Kayotic Kitchen, posted a recipe for Faux Red Lobster Biscuits. I didn't have all the ingredients so I had to make a few substitutions and the final result wasn't exactly like Red Lobster biscuits but still pretty good!
Inspired by this recipe.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1.5 cups grated cheese (I used white cheddar)
2/3 cup buttermilk or milk
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp oregano
Cut 1/2 cup butter in 2 cups of flour. Add baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and 1.5 cups grated cheese.
Pour in 2/3 cup of buttermilk. Mix until you end up with a firm dough, but don’t over-mix. (I used plain ol' milk but had to use almost double recommended amount because my dough was too dry)
Drop spoonsful of dough on a baking sheet you’ve lined with grease-proof baking paper. Shape them up with your fingers a bit. My dough was enough for 6 extra large biscuits.
Melt about 2 oz of butter and whisk in 1/2 to 1 tsp garlic salt (I like a salty outer layer) and 2 tsp oregano. (I didn't have oregano so I used paprika. Made for a very salty crust. Next time I will use only 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and I will stick to oregano.)
Lightly brush the biscuits with 50% of the butter mix.
Bake them in a preheated oven at 400F (200C) for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your biscuits. Until they’re golden brown.
Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush them with the remaining butter.
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