Cheese Biscuits Recipe
In her comment on the latest segment of my serial story Secrets of the Old Farmhouse Zoe inquired about a recipe for cheese biscuits. This is one of my favorites from the Internet. They are drop biscuits, so super-easy and taste great (very similar to the Cheddar Bay Biscuits of Red Lobster fame).
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Original recipe makes 1 dozen
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
For the Topping:2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided½ teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley (or ¼ teaspoon dried)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add the milk and cheddar cheese; stir to combine. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. While the biscuits are in the oven, stir together the 2 tablespoons melted butter, garlic powder and parsley. Remove the biscuits from the oven and immediately brush with the topping mixture. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or zip-top back at room temperature for up to 3 days.