I'm really mourning the loss of natural light these days. My photos, which were never that great to begin with, are really suffering from the lack of daylight. I'm thinking it might be time to invest in a light box.
Anyway, on to the biscuits. I admit to loving the Garlic Cheddar Biscuits at Red Lobster. I have very fond memories of going there as a kid with my grandma. It was a special treat and I would eat a bunch of these biscuits with my Caesar salad. Yum!
I used a white cheddar because that's what we had on hand, but I wish I'd thought to buy yellow cheddar for the picture. I guess I'll just have to make these again and retake the photo. Oh darn.
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (for topping)
4 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Seasoned or garlic salt, to taste
Adjust oven rack upper-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease for easy removal of biscuits.
Whisk together flour, cheddar cheese, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic in a medium bowl. Add milk and stir until ingredients are mixed, be careful not to over mix. At this point the dough should be fairly sticky but not runny or dry. Add more flour or milk as needed to achieve desired consistency.
Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet with a large cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons worth of dough). Top each biscuit with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to brown.
In a small bowl, melt the butter along with the garlic and parsley in the microwave. Brush tops with garlic butter mixture and sprinkle with garlic salt to taste.
Makes 12 biscuits