You will love this cheddar bay biscuit recipe if you are a big fan of buttermilk biscuits or cheddar biscuits. They are wonderfully soft, buttery sides that go so well with hearty soups, breakfast omelettes and more.

Making This Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

You’re likely thinking these biscuits are a copycat version to Red Lobster’s, and you’re right. But, I love adding fresh herbs from my garden to everything I make (you’ve seen this with my dairy-free choux pastry recipe with rosemary).

So, while Red Lobster biscuits are brushed with butter, garlic and parsley, I prefer using fresh chives in and on the biscuits. It adds such a wonderful fresh flavor to them.

Here’s everything I used for this recipe: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chives, cold butter, buttermilk, and frozen grated cheddar cheese. I also added a dash of chili powder and garlic powder for extra flavor.

Cheddar bay biscuit recipe: Ingredients
 

To make the biscuits, mix the flour to ensure the seasonings, baking powder and baking soda are well incorporated. Then, add in the cold butter.

Adding butter to flour to make biscuits
 

Rub the butter in until the flour has a coarse texture. Mix in the chives too.

Crumbled flour and butter with chives
 

Add the buttermilk and frozen grated cheese and knead by hand.

Adding buttermilk and cheese to flour
 

Don’t over-knead or over-mix the batter. This is very important! Just gently incorporate the ingredients. You want tiny chunks of butter and cheese throughout the mix.

Cheddar bay biscuit dough
 

Pat (don’t roll!) the dough on a lightly floured board until it has a half-inch thickness. Cut the biscuits and place them two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Excuse the finger marks on the biscuits below :).

Raw cheddar biscuits
 

Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees Farenheit for ten to fifteen minutes.

Baked cheddar bay biscuits
 

Look at all that deliciousness! I mixed melted butter, a dash of chili powder and fresh chives together and brushed the biscuits while they were still hot.

You can serve immediately or chilled first. Usually I make 2 batches of this cheddar bay biscuit recipe and freeze them for those lazy days.

 

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe

These cheddar bay biscuits are yummy, quick and easy to make. They make wonderful soft, buttery sides that go so well with hearty soups, breakfast omelettes and more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of chili powder and garlic powder
  • 3/8 cups cold butter (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup chives (chopped)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup cheese preferably sharp cheddar (frozen, grated)
  • Butter
  • 1 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp chives (chopped)
  • pinch of chili powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chili powder, garlic powder)
  • Add cubes of cold butter and rub into the flour until it becomes coarse.
  • Mix in chives.
  • Add buttermilk and cheese.
  • Knead gently by hand (don’t over-knead).
  • Pat the dough on a lightly floured board until it has a half-inch thickness.
  • Cut biscuits.
  • Place them two inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with the melted butter mix.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

Notes

  • Don’t over-knead or overmix your dough. You want tiny chunks of butter and cheese in it so your biscuits turn out soft and flaky.
  • Don’t roll out your dough. Pat down onto your floured board. Sometimes I just shape and flatten the biscuits in my hands.
 

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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe with Chives.
 

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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Recipe: Enjoy The Buttery Deliciousness
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