Sunday, February 24, 2008

Red Lobster-esque drop biscuits

I obtained this recipe from a fellow nestie, Celeste. She is the ultimate domestic goddess!

2 cups bisquick
1 cup cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
¼ tsp. garlic salt
4 tbsp. butter, melted
¼ tsp. parsley

Preheat oven to 450ยบ F
In a large mixing bowl, combine bisquick, cheese, and milk. Mix together until a soft dough forms then beat vigorously for 30 seconds. On an ungreased baking pan, spoon the dough onto the pan in small balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them though, they tend to bake quickly!While they are baking, combine the melted butter, garlic salt, and parsley. Once the biscuits are done cooking, brush the butter mixture onto the biscuits while they are still on the baking pan. Best served when warm.If you want, mix in a pinch of garlic salt and parsley into the dough before baking. This little addition makes the recipe even better!

I had to tweak a few things because of what I had available in the pantry, and this is what I did:
1) I didn't have parsley, but I did have a jar of italian seasoning. I believe it has dried parsley, oregano, thyme, and others in it. I think that the parsley was the kicker because the biscuits were icredibly cheesy, fluffy, and delicious, but they didn't taste like the ones from Red Lobster. The italian seasoning did, however, give the biscuits a really hearty flavor and would have been great with a cup of steaming minstrone soup.
2) When I brushed on the melted italian garlic butter, afterwords I threw on a pinch of crushed black pepper. This gave them a little extra kick because I like it spicy.
3) I still live at home and my mom hasn't properly maintained her jelly roll sheets, and they have a lot of stuff burnt on them and look terrible. So I covered the cookie sheets with aluminum foil. This posed a bit of a problem because they tried to stick even though they didn't burn.

These biscuits were reaaaally good. I was by myself and feeling the urge to cook so no one was there to enjoy them with me, but I was watching Food Network and felt inspired so I just jumped right into it.
Photos to come!


bethanyjg said...

I love the Red Lobster biscuit recipe! It's so easy and yummy :)

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