Dining out is expensive. But sometimes, the food is just so good that even the most cash-strapped of us will go out and blow some money on an amazing dinner. I do this sometimes. Especially because I'm a pathetic excuse for a cook.
However, there is a solution! Restaurant websites have now started to post recipes for their most popular dishes, so aspiring cooks can save some money by re-creating their favorite foods at home! One of my favorites is Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, which are so good that I could eat an entire meal of just those biscuits.
This recipe for Cheddar Bay Biscuits is courtesy of ABCnews.com.
2 ½ cups Bisquick baking mix
¾ cup cold whole milk
4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
Brush on Top:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.
3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using an ice cream scoop.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes one dozen biscuits.
Recipe courtesy of Todd Wilbur, "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2," Plume Books.
Want more delicious Red Lobster recipes? Head on over to RedLobster.com/kitchen and fire up your stove -- you'll save a ton of money without losing out on mouthwatering deliciousness!