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I went to Red Lobster for the first time a few years ago. I had never been privileged enough to try the Cheddar Bay Biscuits that everyone seemed to rave about. They were awesome! Personally, I thought they were the best part of the meal. Over the years, I had forgotten about them, but when I got a craving for them, I decided to find a copycat recipe. One that didn’t call for Bisquick, as so many did.I don’t remember the Red Lobster biscuits well enough to compare, but these were super good! Especially fresh out of the oven. Yummy little bits of cheese tucked into buttery biscuits with a slight kick of garlic. Mmmm mmm good!Cheddar-Herb Biscuits

Yield: 10 biscuits

Cheddar Biscuits:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, cold
1 cup buttermilk
1¼ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Butter-Herb Topping:
3 tablespoons butter, melted
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Cut in butter until coarse crumbs are formed. Add cheddar cheese and lightly mix to coat cheese. Mix in buttermilk just until moist; dry spots are acceptable to avoid over mixing. Drop the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until browned and golden.

While the biscuits are baking, combine melted butter, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, and salt. When the biscuits are fresh out of the oven and still hot, but the butter mixture over the biscuits evenly. Serve immediately.

Source: Slightly adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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