Introduction: Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit

Not just for Red Lobster lovers...who wouldn't enjoy a warm cheddar herb biscuit?! Originally called, "freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread" these savory treats have gathered a cult-like following for nearly three decades! Personally, a favorite since childhood, more time at home meant more time to re-create this classic. Lobster not included!


Biscuit Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 cup milk, or milk alternative
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

Butter Herb Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon milk, or milk alternative
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika

Baking Supplies:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small microwave safe bowl
  • Small spoon
  • Basting brush
  • Baking tray
  • Rolling pin (optional)

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and garlic powder.

Step 2: Integrate Wet Ingredients

Then, integrate into the dry mixture the softened butter, shredded cheese, egg, and milk. Using a spatula, mix until the dough forms a ball. Note, the dough will be sticky!

Step 3: Shape Dough

On lightly floured surface, turn out the dough. With a rolling pin, or by hand, roll dough to about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.

Step 4: Cut Biscuits

Cut out 9 rounds with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter or cup. I used a half-pint glass!

Step 5: Pre-Bake Butter Herb Topping

In a small microwavable bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in microwave. With a small spoon, stir into the melted butter the dried parsley and paprika. Use a basting brush to coat the tops of each biscuit. Sprinkle the biscuits tops with sea salt flakes.

Step 6: Bake, Then Enjoy!

Bake for twelve minutes, or until golden brown. If making the biscuits in advance, under-bake and warm in oven until golden brown just before serving. Best served warm!

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