On the incredibly rare instances when we’ve gone to Red Lobster for dinner, my favorite part is always the biscuits. I was thrilled when my sister-in-law pulled a pan of these clones out of the oven one day when we were visiting. They were even better than I remembered, for a fraction of the cost of going out for dinner!
While this recipe still won’t win any prize for healthiness, I have tweaked it to make it as healthy as possible, without entirely compromising the taste.
[Healthified] Red Lobster Biscuits Clone
2 cups flour (I use 2/3-1 cup freshly ground wheat flour)
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp. baking powder
3 T powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
up to 2/3 cup milk
1/2-1 cup of grated cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you have on hand)
1/4 cup butter (more if you want the biscuits dipped, not drizzled)
1 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or, for health benefits, one clove of minced garlic, lightly sautéed.)
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Add just enough milk to help it form dough. Lightly mix in cheese. Shape into 12-18 balls. Place on pan and bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Meanwhile, melt butter and add spices. Drizzle over the biscuits. Serve fresh and hot.
What’s your favorite biscuit recipe?