Cheddar Drop Biscuits

21 Mar

I’ve somehow never been to a Red Lobster (I’ll get there someday I’m sure…) but hear they serve some mighty tasty biscuits. These cheddar drop biscuits are apparently their twin and are SO easy to make at home. They are quick to throw together but taste like you worked really hard! Use these measurements to make a small batch, or you can easily follow the original recipe to make them for a larger crowd.

I used some delicious smoked sharp cheddar cheese that I recently got at the famous Fischer’s in the cute little German town of Muenster, TX. This cheese added a nice flavor to the simple biscuit, and you can also add a little extra flavor at the end by brushing on some garlic butter and parsley. (I skipped this step – was trying to be a bit more healthy!) I also recommend using freshly grated cheese instead of pre-shredded cheese – you’d be surprised at the difference it makes when you’re baking!

Hope you enjoy this delicious side dish paired with your fancy lobster dinner or simple meal of choice! 🙂

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 heaping tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 stick butter, melted but cooled
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (freshly shredded is best)

Optional Topping:
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp parsley, chopped fine (or dried parsley)

Yield: 8 biscuits

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat sheet. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Add the butter and buttermilk to the dry ingredients. Add the shredded cheese and stir until just combined.

Using a medium ice cream scoop, place biscuits about an inch or two apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. If wanted, combine the butter, parsley, and garlic powder and brush the tops of the biscuits.

Source: Stella B’s Kitchen


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