Biscuit Recipes

chili_biscuitsBiscuit recipes are a wonderful thing to have in your arsenal as a home cook. They can impress guests with ease and add the finishing touch to absolutely any meal. Most of these recipes are much easier than many beginning cooks would assume. Most contain only a type of flour (often all-purpose or Bisquick), a liquid (usually milk or water), and a fat (most often butter). Biscuits can be dropped onto a baking sheet for an irregular form, or rolled and cut out for a more uniform size and shape. Either way, there is no rising time as is required for many breads.

One very simple biscuit recipe that always impresses is this one, for the cheesy biscuits served at Red Lobster restaurant. You will be amazed how easy these are to replicate at home! Start with Bisquick baking mix, about 1 cup for every 5-6 biscuits you want to make. Mix in one half-cup grated sharp cheddar cheese for every cup of Bisquick you’ve used. Add in milk slowly, mixing with your hands or with a fork, until the mixture is wet but not at all runny, so it will be easy to drop onto a cookie sheet. It should be about the consistency of cookie dough.

After you have mixed together your dough, it is time to bake your biscuits. Start by greasing a cookie sheet, or by covering it with parchment paper. Drop the biscuits in approximately quarter cups onto the baking sheet, at least two inches apart. Bake in a four-hundred degree over for twenty minutes, or until golden brown on top. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine 1 stick of butter with 1 tablespoon of garlic salt. Melt the butter completely and allow to cool slightly. Once the biscuits are out of the oven, use a pastry brush to generously brush them with the butter mixture. Make sure to do this while they are still warm. Serve warm. This biscuit recipe can be adapted many ways, with different cheeses and by adding herbs and spices to the biscuit dough. If the dough is made thicker, they can be rolled out and cut for a more uniform shape.