Cheddar Bay Biscuit Clone

By: Jae Onasi | : 570

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 c. biscuit mix
  • 3/4 c. club soda (I buy a six pack of the tiny bottles since a big bottle would go to waste–no one wants to drink it!)
  • 8 oz. sour cream (1 c.). Don’t go low-fat here unless you absolutely, positively have to. You need the appropriate fat to keep the biscuits tender.
  • 1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, divided and melted.
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese (you can add more if you like)
  • 3/4 t. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 2 t. chopped chives or parsley flakes (I like the bit of onion flavor so I use snipped fresh chives. My chive plant needed a haircut tonight anyway)
  • Garlic salt to sprinkle on top
  • Chopped chives or parsley flakes to sprinkle on top

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter, and pour half of it onto a cookie sheet. Spread it around with a brush.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the biscuit mix, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, chives or parsley, and cheese. Add the club soda and sour cream, and mix just until blended. Don’t overmix!
  4. Drop large spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 13-15 minutes, or until just brown on top. I only baked mine 13 minutes.
  6. When finished baking, brush the tops with the rest of the melted butter, and sprinkle with some more chopped chives or parsley flakes.
  7. Lightly sprinkle garlic salt on top–don’t overdo it or they’ll taste too salty.
  8. If you only have garlic powder, sprinkle that on top but then sprinkle on a bit of table salt as well.
  9. Garlic powder won’t cut it alone–it needs that bit of salt to give it the correct flavor.
Published: March 1st, 2015

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