I’m lucky to have a father-in-law who is a pretty good cook and doesn’t keep his recipes a secret. One of the recipes he’s passed to my husband is biscuits and I have made them tons of times -thank you, dad -
Having said that, I have a confession to make… For making 6 biscuits, his recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Tablespoon? Isn’t it a mistake for teaspoon? I have been a polite daughter-in-law these past 10 years complimenting and thanking him for the recipe but pretending not to notice “his typo”. However, for some reason I decided to follow his tablespoon thing as written – in double the amount -, just daring the outcome.
Voila! He has been right all along! They came out unbelievably puffy and moist.
I mixed shredded cheese in for a change and coated the top of them (I actually dipped the whole top) in garlic butter just like Red Lobster.
|My Ultimate Biscuit Recipie|
- 3cups all purpose flour
- 2Tbsp baking powder
- 2Tbsp sugar
- 1tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cup soy milk
- 2/3 cup shredded cheese of your choice
- 1tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 stick butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients; cut in butter, mix them well with a fork until crumbly. Stir in milk and shredded cheese, keep mixing with a fork for about 40 strokes.
- Wet your hands and divide the dough into 12. Lightly roll them up and lay on a oil sprayed baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 mins or until light golden brown. Meanwhile, melt butter in microwave and mix in garlic paste.
- Dip the top of each biscuit in the garlic butter.
This is the recipe book where I found the Red Lobster style dipping.
Whether you follow the directions perfectly or just want an idea, it is a fun book to have at hand. It contains the secret recipes from well-known restaurants like CHILI’s, MACARONI GRILL, IHOP, P.F.CHANG…you name it.