“Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy!”
The one thing I remember very well from visiting Red Lobster in US many years ago – cheddar biscuits. Some people do know how to get others addicted. It was one of those “aha” moments, when I promised myself I’d make those some day as good as the restaurant did. Then I forgot all about them until yesterday, when we were watching Top Chef. The contestants got the challenge to make biscuits. Now guess what we had for breakfast this morning? It took a bit of googling and researching – flipping through quite a few blogs and videos in search of those perfect ones. I couldn’t tell whether these were as I remember them, but they were so damn delicious.
My breakfast confession when digging in – there’s so little a human being needs to be truly happy!
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 0,5 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 200 g cold butter + more for garlic butter for brushing
- 200 g grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk or buttermilk
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- Heat the oven to 220 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush/spray with a bit of oil
- Whisk all dry ingredients together
- Grate the cheese. I went with spicy cheddar – with jalapenos. It added a little kick which was just perfect addition to taste.
- Grate the cold butter. Temperature and consistency of butter is crucial to making biscuits fluffy and crunchy, not hard. Don’t overwork it. Once grated, fold it in with dry ingredients and cheese.
- Pour in the milk or buttermilk. This time I tried it with milk. Mix everything until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and fold it until it just comes together. Try using your hands as little as possible.
- Pat the dough into a 3-4 centimetre thick layer. Cut out the round shaped biscuits with a cookie cutter or a cup. Lay on the parchment paper and shove the baking sheet into the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits turn golden brown.
- Melt a few tablespoons of butter and add 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. Once the biscuits are done, brush them with the melted butter and serve while warm. YUMM!!!
Who knew they were THAT easy to make? And I can’t say it enough – yumm, yumm, yumm!