Monday was Bill’s birthday. He had been traveling the week prior for work and I was gone for part of the weekend attending a girls weekend so our paths did not cross until I came home a day early due to the winter advisories. Myself and eight of my girlfriends enjoyed some pampering at our favorite spa; Sundara, which is part of the Wilderness property in the Wisconsin Dells. Although we were bummed to cut the trip short, we were sure glad we did because the forecasts were right and we received over a foot of snow on Monday! In spite of the white stuff and nasty roads, the kids still all wanted to come over so I hosted dinner and Bills folks joined us as well. I was running a bit behind schedule because of all of the shoveling, but had planned on preparing Cajun chicken breasts that I had picked up at Cub, some pasta and side dishes. I always enjoy biscuits and almost always have everything you need for them on hand, and these copy cat biscuits were unbelievably easy to make. They are a lot like the ones you get at Red Lobster’s. There’s no kneading or rolling of any kind. You simply stir everything together, drop them onto a baking sheet and that’s it. In just 20 minutes, these are incredibly delicious fresh out of the oven and with a touch of melted butter brushed right on top, these are simply divine!
2 Cups Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Buttermilk
1/2 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
dash of Cayenne Powder
dash of Salt
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1 Tablespoon Parsley, fresh chopped
1/2 Tablespoon Garlic, granulated or powdered
Andrew and Brianna were awesome sous chefs helping me with numerous tasks!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk and butter. Combine the mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist before gently folding in the shredded cheese.
Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
For the topping, whisk together melted butter, parsley and garlic powder in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the butter mixture and serve immediately.
Nick and Jacob were awesome sports and helped do the dishes! You guys rock!