Side dishes · Travel

Red Lobster Biscuits


We discovered these biscuits (small scones for the British) on our first visit to a Red Lobster restaurant. It was in Orlando, opposite our hotel. They’re absolutely delicious. We managed to find another Red Lobster restaurant on our travels last summer, this time we were in Austin, Texas. I went just so I could have these biscuits again. So happy to have found a recipe (and adapted) that actually produces something similar to the real thing.


300g plain flour

1 tbsp sugar (granulated)

2 tsps baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsps. Garlic powder

¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or chilli flakes)

200ml milk

115g melted butter

150g grated cheddar cheese (mature)

To Finish:

¼ tsp garlic powder

2 tbsps melted butter

½ tbsp. chopped parsley

pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 230 c and line a baking tray with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate, salt, 1 ½ tsps. Garlic powder and cayenne pepper (or chilli flakes)
  3. Add melted butter and milk to dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  4. Fold in the cheddar chees.
  5. Divide up and drop balls onto prepared baking sheet (makes approx. 12 -16 biscuits).
  6. Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Combine the 2 tbsps of melted butter, ¼ tsp of garlic powder, pinch of salt and chopped parsley, brush the tops of the cooked biscuits as they come out of the oven.

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