Cheddar Biscuits (Like Crimson Lobster)

Gentle, flaky, and wonderfully flavorful, these home made cheddar biscuits virtually fly off the desk anytime they’re served. Good factor they’re so fast and simple to make!

One reader, Teri, says: “These at the moment are sitting on the kitchen counter subsequent to bacon so when the fam wakes up they will repair an egg and make a fantastic breakfast sandwich—scrumptious!!! ★★★★★

One other reader, Amanda, says: “These have been UNBELIEVABLE! I’ll say that I made a part of my batch in a spherical steel cake tin, and a few in a forged iron skillet—each have been good however the forged iron biscuits have been magical! ★★★★★

cheddar biscuits with parsley topping on marble counter.

You’ll discover many fast bread recipes on my web site, like banana bread, no yeast bread, and Irish soda bread. They’re labeled fast breads as a result of they don’t require any yeast or rise time… however loaves of bread nonetheless take some time to bake, and wish time to chill earlier than you slice into them. I really like making biscuits as a result of additionally they don’t require any yeast or rising, and they bake in nearly 20 minutes and will be loved heat—they’re actually, actually fast!

Right here’s Why You Will Love These Cheddar Biscuits

  • Rise additional tall with additional flakes
  • Buttery, garlicky, tacky taste
  • One other egg-free baking recipe
  • Simply 10 easy components
  • Fast to prep and bake, prepared in about 35 minutes whole
  • Get pleasure from heat with loads of melty cheese pockets inside!
  • Prime with a simple melted butter, garlic, and parsley topping
stack of two homemade cheddar bay biscuits on blue linen.

In case you’ve made my home made buttermilk biscuits earlier than, you’ll be acquainted with the approach I exploit to make numerous buttery, flaky layers. That’s my go-to biscuit recipe; it’s simple, fast, requires minimal components, and produces fantastically tall biscuits. For at present’s cheddar biscuits, we’re including cheese, garlic, and much more butter. I additionally use the baking powder/baking soda mixture detailed in these recipe notes.

As we speak’s biscuits style remarkably much like the favored cheddar bay biscuits served at Crimson Lobster. (By the best way, when you get pleasure from including taste to plain biscuits, you’ll love my all the things biscuits too.)

Seize these components:

ingredients on marble counter including bowl of flour, cheddar cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt, a stick of butter, and a measuring cup of milk.

I’ve 2 fast methods for flaky biscuits and a couple of fast methods for tall biscuits. First, the flakes!

How you can Make Flaky Cheddar Biscuits

Success Tip #1: Use Chilly Fats

For flaky layers, use chilly fats. This is essential. When little crumbs of butter soften because the cheddar biscuits bake, they launch steam and create little pockets of air—this makes the biscuits flaky on the within whereas remaining crisp on the surface. You don’t need the butter to soften BEFORE hitting the oven, as a result of then there can be no steam. No steam means no pockets of air, and no pockets of air means no flakes.

It’s the identical factor that occurs when making pie crust, ham & cheese scones, and the topping for my cobbler recipe. Be certain that your butter is COLD. Reduce it into your dry components by following the printable recipe beneath. You should use a meals processor or pastry cutter for that step. You’re in search of coarse, flour-coated butter crumbles. Combine in your cheese, after which pour within the buttermilk/honey combination and gently combine to mix:

flour mixture in food processor and shown again in bowl with milk being poured on top.

Success Tip #2: Fold & Flatten

For the flakiest cheddar biscuits ever, flatten and fold the dough earlier than slicing into biscuits. Flattening and folding creates layers, and also you may keep in mind this when you’ve ever tried my home made puff pastry and croissant bread recipes. Tip the scrappy, crumbly biscuit dough onto a piece floor and work it collectively along with your palms. Type right into a rectangle:

crumbly cheesy dough on countertop and shown again with hands bringing it together.

Flatten right into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle, after which start folding. Fold one finish of the rectangle in in direction of the middle, after which the opposite finish on high of that as when you have been folding a enterprise letter:

hands folding dough ends towards center.

Flip the folded dough horizontal, and flatten once more right into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle.

cheddar cheese filled dough in rectangle shape on marble counter.

Repeat the folding course of 2 extra occasions earlier than slicing into spherical biscuits.

cheese biscuit dough on countertop with hand using cutter to shape into rounds.

Now let’s transfer on to the methods for tall biscuits.

How you can Make Tremendous Tall Cheddar Biscuits

No Twisting = Tremendous Tall Biscuits

When slicing the dough with a biscuit cutter, don’t twist the cutter. Twisting it can seal off the biscuit edges, stopping the biscuits from absolutely rising.

Cosy as a Bug = Tremendous Tall Biscuits

Biscuits stand up good and tall once they’re pressed snuggly towards each other. Prepare them tightly in a forged iron skillet or on a lined baking sheet/baking pan. A forged iron skillet helps produce an excellent crisp backside, so I choose it over a baking sheet or pan. I exploit this 10-inch forged iron skillet for biscuits.

Earlier than baking, brush the biscuits with a bit additional buttermilk. Why? This offers the biscuits a barely crispier crust.

pastry brush brushing milk on top of shaped unbaked biscuits.

After baking, brush with melted garlic parsley butter. Why? As a result of yum. The garlic butter seeps down into all of the crevices and, clearly, makes the tops additional buttery.

cheddar cheese biscuits with parsley topping in cast iron skillet.

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So let’s get all this straight. There are 2 issues you might want to keep in mind for flaky biscuits and a couple of issues you might want to keep in mind for tall biscuits. You’ll (1) use chilly butter within the dough and (2) fold the dough collectively a couple of occasions to assist assure numerous flakes. Plus, you (3) received’t twist the biscuit cutter and (4) you’ll place the biscuits shut collectively in order that they rise tall within the oven.

And a couple of issues to recollect for deliciously flavored biscuits: cheddar + garlic. 🙂

What to Serve With Cheddar Biscuits

These flavorful cheddar biscuits are such a flexible facet. They’re as welcome with Thanksgiving recipes subsequent to turkey and inexperienced bean casserole as they’re at Easter brunch alongside bacon and eggs or quiche. And so they can go from accompanying lemon herb salmon, cilantro lime rooster, or vegetarian pumpkin chili for dinner, to creating an outstanding breakfast sandwich the following morning.

In case you get pleasure from savory baking recipes like this one, you’ll love these home made ham & cheese pockets, this cheese bread, and these pull aside pizza rolls.