We’ve all seen the copycat recipes all over the Internet for Red Lobster’s cheddar bay biscuits. On the day after Thanksgiving, we were exhausted from traveling and gearing up for another long road trip. I was hungry and wanted to make something quick and easy that we could snack on while crossing things off our long to do list. Cheese biscuits sounded perfect, and the yummy inspiration of cheddar bay biscuits was a good place to start. There are so many different recipes out there for these delightful biscuits. I had always seen them on Pinterest as well. A pin from The Girl Who Ate Everything led me to this inspirational post.
I started throwing things together, and this is what I came up with… my version of this popular cheese biscuit.
Buttermilk Garlic Cheese Biscuits
- 2 & 1/2 cups of Bisquick
- 1/2 stick of cold butter cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk
- I heaping cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon (I eyeballed this) cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Butter for Brushing
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (I also eyeballed this)
1. Preheat oven to 400. Grease a cast iron skillet with Crisco shortening. You can also spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and use that. To me, there’s nothing like cast iron for biscuit baking, though!
2. Pour Bisquick into a large bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter until incorporated. Add cheese, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Slowly add in buttermilk and combine with a wooden spoon or other large spoon until dough forms.
3. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough into skillet or onto baking pan. I placed mine an inch apart. If you don’t want your biscuits to be all squished together like mine, you will want to spread them further apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
4. While biscuits are baking, mix all of the butter topping ingredients. Brush with a pastry brush onto hot biscuits.
Yum! We even took these on our road trip. They are good hot and at room temp!
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My first thought when I saw this recipe in a cookbook was there is no way that this would work. Bread made out of ice cream? Surely not! My curiosity got the best of me. I had to try it to see if it would work. First I did a quick google search and found recipes and posts about this unconventional treat. I still needed to see to believe. After 5 minutes of mixing, 40 minutes of baking, and 1 bite, I was a believer. It works! This made a slightly sweet and very interesting bread. It was definitely interesting in a good way. I used Bluebell Great Divide ice cream which is half chocolate, half vanilla because that’s what we had. I can imagine how good other flavors of ice cream would turn out as well. I love homemade bread, and a recipe for it that is this easy and successful still blows my mind. Life changing!
Ice Cream Bread
- 2 cups of any flavor ice cream
- 1 & 1/2 cups Self Rising Flour
Mix until flour is moistened. It won’t form a traditional dough. My advice is to get the flour as moist as possible. Place mixture in a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
I love homemade bread, but nobody in my family makes it. I’m trying to learn how to make it by experimenting with different recipes
Hopefully this blob will turn out to be a successful sourdough starter, and we will have homemade sourdough bread next week!
Stephanie from Plain Chicken is another Alabama blogger. The recipes on her site look so yummy. I first heard about her when my husband emailed me a brownie recipe that was featured on al.com. I immediately jotted down several recipes on her blog that I wanted to try. I hadn’t had a chance to try any of them yet, but then I saw a photo of these on Pinterest. I love the biscuits at Jim ‘N Nicks, but we rarely have a chance to eat there. I knew I had to try making these. Another friend also saw the photo and made them for our get together, too! It was too funny we made the same thing, but it worked out because we had double the amount of these delicious creations. You really should try out this recipe and check out Plain Chicken. The recipe can be found here. The only modification I made to the recipe was adding twice the amount of shredded sharp cheddar. We like our cheese biscuits really cheesy