Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another Delicious Biscuit Recipe...

My Sister in Law, Denise, gave me a fab subscription to the Food Network Magazine. They had a recipe for "imitation" Red Lobster Biscuits. They are waaaay better than the cheese biscuit recipe on the Bisquick box:

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp of baking powder
2-1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp shortening - at room temperature
4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, diced (I used regular butter - it was fine)
6 oz. grated cheddar cheese (about 1-1/4 cups)
3/4 cup whole milk
Garlic Butter:
3 Tbsp unsalted butter (again, I used regular - it was great)
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley (I used dried - totally fine)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
With the paddle attachment on your mixer (or you can use your food processor), combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the shortening and mix until combined. Add the butter and mix until it is in pea sized pieces. Add the cheese and mix just until combined into a dough - over mixing will cause tough biscuits.
Drop dough onto baking sheet in scant 1/4 cup portions, 2 inches apart and bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile - make the garlic butter: Melt the butter with the garlic in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add parsley. Brush the biscuits with garlic butter as soon as they come out of the oven - they are best served warm.