You guys know I have a copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuit recipe already, and it’s really yummy — but it’s not entirely from scratch. Still great, but if you want an all-scratch completely homemade version, then you are in luck. This version really punches up the garlic and herb flavor, which I think makes these biscuits so special. It also enhances the cheese. I would use an extra-sharp cheddar for this, or even just a regular sharp. Mild would work but it wouldn’t have as strong a cheese flavor. As always though, they’re your biscuits — you do whatever the hell you want.
You can thank Beyonce for inspiring me to do this elevated version. She’s one of my favorite musical unicorns ever. This recipe will keep bae in line and eating out the palm of your hand. It’s so delicious. Fresh ingredients are a must. Don’t use pre-bagged cheese — shred it yourself. Don’t use jarred minced garlic — mince it yourself. We’re using fresh parsley and dried basil, as well as a few other pantry staples. Keep your buttermilk and butter cold at all times. Keep the cheese cold. Keep everything cold!
Don’t overthink this dough. It’s very easy to adjust. If after mixing thoroughly, it’s still dry? Add a little more buttermilk. Too wet? Add a lil more flour. The dough should be sticky and moist, but it shouldn’t be so mushy it can’t be formed into a drop biscuit. After you grate your cheese yourself (don’t use bagged cheese, it doesn’t melt as well), make sure you use a pastry cutter or a food processor or just two knives to get it into smaller pieces if your cheese grater gives you long shards. Not a huge deal if you skip that whole step, but it’ll just help it blend better and bake a little prettier. Still, not a total deal-breaker.
Well, I’m going to dedicate this recipe to Beyonce for slaying my whole entire life and giving me another reason to be proud of who I am in a world where being me is so frowned upon. Thank you, Beyonce. However, when he hit’s it good I’ll just take his ass to the kitchen, because Red Lobster is a no for us lol. Love you anyway!