Oct 1, 2011

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits, almost like the biscuits at Red Lobster

I like the biscuits at Red Lobster very much, this recipe is close to the biscuits that you can get at the restaurant.  Growing up with southern parents I know what a good biscuit tastes like. The dough is a little sweet with the moistness of butter and the rich flavor of buttermilk with a slightly cheesy taste. 

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

3 cups of all purpose flour
3 TBS sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces or grated
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Next, add the grated butter, use a fork or your fingers and work the butter into the mixture so that it feels like coarse corn meal.   Add the cheese, fresh chives, and buttermilk.  Stir until just moistened.  If the mixture is dry add a little more milk.  Use 1\2 cup of the dough for each biscuit. Roll the dough into a ball and then press down on the baking sheet.  You can make these as large or as small as you like.  Space about 2 inches apart on the cooking sheet.  Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Hint:  You can use self rising flour and omit the salt, and baking powder in this recipe.