Every now and again, I do in fact feel like baking something savory. Now, usually this craving comes in the form of buttery, flaky, biscuity goodness, but it's also been known to rear its head in a sharp, tangy, cheddary way. As it did last week.
Now, as someone who never visited restaurant chains as a child (my parents are food snobs, much to my childhood chagrin– not that I mind these days!), I can't testify as to the oft-cited deliciousness of the Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits. I can, however, say that the many bloggers and food message-board commenters who describe them gave me a major jones for cheesy, chivey, garlicky goodness. So off I went to hunt for a recipe that would be easy to throw together with stuff I already had in my pantry. And boy did this one fit the bill!
These biscuits are fluffy, cheesy, salty, and basically just all kinds of spot-hitting. Plus, they required little more than a bowl, a spoon, and a baking sheet. That's my kind of recipe, fo sho. So what are you waiting for? Doesn't salty, fluffy, crispy, golden, cheddary biscuitness sound good right now?!
Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Adapted from Allrecipes
Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
In a measuring cup, mix:
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (or garlic salt, if, like me, you can never get enough of the stuff)
Fill to the one-cup line with flour, then place in a large bowl and add:
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 bunch chives, chopped.
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp mayo (I only had greek yogurt but it worked perfectly and was moderately more healthy!)
1 tsp butter, melted.
Drop onto ungreased nonstick cookie sheet or bake in muffin cups (2/3 full) 15-20 minutes, until just golden.